NEW DELHI, April 27 - AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal today said that the Central government should announce at least Rs 1,000 crore for relief and rehabilitation of the flood and erosion-hit people of the State and deploy NDRF team.
Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Ajmal also urged the Centre to declare the floods and erosion problems in Assam as �National Calamity� and prepare a mechanism to fight the problem and find out a permanent solution.
Like every year, this year also flood-like situation is looming over Assam as pre-Monsoon rain and hailstorm caused havoc, and several tributaries of the Brahmaputra started to flow above the danger level.
According to an official report by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, the first wave of flood has so far caused the death of dozens of people, washed away thousands of houses and damaged several thousand hectares of crop area destroying crops and vegetable. The torrential rains have also caused massive landslides in Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Assam and disrupted the Lumding-Badarpur railway service for the third consecutive day. Landslides have cut off Anjaw district in eastern Arunachal Pradesh and Mon district in Nagaland.
�Over one lakh people are affected in several districts, including my constituency Dhubri and Goalpara as well as Barpeta, Karimganj, Hailakandi, Nagaon, Sivasagar, Charaideo, Jorhat, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh and Cachar,� Ajmal said.