GUWAHATI, July 1 � The Army has mobilised its personnel and resources in response to the floods which have affected people across the State and are geared up to carry on with further rescue and relief operations if required.
Since the commencement of heavy monsoons this year and the havoc it created in the form of floods in areas around the Brahmputra, Army teams have been deployed at Sonitpur Barpeta and Kamrup rural districts, according to an Army press note.
Till today eight Task Forces comprising 30 teams and boats with on-board motors have been deployed. More than 2,500 marooned villagers in the villages around Sootea, Jamuguri area of Sonitpur, Baksa, Nalbari, Darrang, Kamrup and Barpeta districts have been evacuated to safe places.�
Defence PRO, Lt Col SS Phogat said that Army teams assisted the civil administration in distributing rice, dal, safe drinking water and necessary rations to the affected personnel. A number of dedicated team of Army doctors is also providing medical help and medicines to the affected people.�
Maj Gen DK Purohit, SM, VSM. COS Gajraj Corps, personally visited the flood affected villages and took stock of the rescue and relief operations.