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Bhutan to release dam water today; alert sounded in Bongaigaon dist

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BONGAIGAON, July 24 - Bhutan will release water from its Kuricchu Hydropower Plant reservoirs in Kuricchu river tomorrow and hence Bongaigaon Deputy Commissioner Adil Khan has put all the concerned departments on alert to tackle the emergency situation likely to arise after the river water reaches the district.

Additional teams of NDRF and SDRF personnel have been asked to respond in time in the district if rescue operations are needed, Deputy Commissioner Khan said.

Bhutan was supposed to release the water on Tuesday but the Deputy Commissioner had requested the Bhutan administration not to do it as Bongaigaon had to struggle with water logging problem on that day. Hence, they will release the water tomorrow.

In Bongaigaon district, a total 2.70 lakh people have been affected by the flood. Deputy Commissioner Adil Khan had already distributed Rs 3800 to each of the 110 flood-hit families as a nominal financial aid for their immediate help. He has visited around 30 relief camps in the district and has ensured proper distribution of relief materials among the inmates and arrangement of other requirements.

At present there are 28 relief camps and 8 relief centres that are providing relief items and other assistance to a total number of 15, 731 stranded inmates. In the last 24 hours, 378.244 quintals of rice, 72.714 quintals of dal, 21.8136 quintals of salt, 1047 litres of mustard oil, along with other essential items have been distributed. Besides, 24 medical teams are visiting the affected areas and attending to the relief camp inmates and other flood-affected people.

The DC along with the MLA and the SDO (Civil) visited the flood and erosion-affected areas of Borjana, Piradhara Panchayats and monitored and pressed essential services into place. Besides, all concerned government officials are making constant rounds to the flood affected areas to monitor preventive, rescue and relief measures.

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Bhutan to release dam water today; alert sounded in Bongaigaon dist

BONGAIGAON, July 24 - Bhutan will release water from its Kuricchu Hydropower Plant reservoirs in Kuricchu river tomorrow and hence Bongaigaon Deputy Commissioner Adil Khan has put all the concerned departments on alert to tackle the emergency situation likely to arise after the river water reaches the district.

Additional teams of NDRF and SDRF personnel have been asked to respond in time in the district if rescue operations are needed, Deputy Commissioner Khan said.

Bhutan was supposed to release the water on Tuesday but the Deputy Commissioner had requested the Bhutan administration not to do it as Bongaigaon had to struggle with water logging problem on that day. Hence, they will release the water tomorrow.

In Bongaigaon district, a total 2.70 lakh people have been affected by the flood. Deputy Commissioner Adil Khan had already distributed Rs 3800 to each of the 110 flood-hit families as a nominal financial aid for their immediate help. He has visited around 30 relief camps in the district and has ensured proper distribution of relief materials among the inmates and arrangement of other requirements.

At present there are 28 relief camps and 8 relief centres that are providing relief items and other assistance to a total number of 15, 731 stranded inmates. In the last 24 hours, 378.244 quintals of rice, 72.714 quintals of dal, 21.8136 quintals of salt, 1047 litres of mustard oil, along with other essential items have been distributed. Besides, 24 medical teams are visiting the affected areas and attending to the relief camp inmates and other flood-affected people.

The DC along with the MLA and the SDO (Civil) visited the flood and erosion-affected areas of Borjana, Piradhara Panchayats and monitored and pressed essential services into place. Besides, all concerned government officials are making constant rounds to the flood affected areas to monitor preventive, rescue and relief measures.

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