GUWAHATI, Nov 14 - An inter-ministerial team of the Government of India today left for a field visit to six worst flood-affected districts of Assam and prepare the final assessment of damage during the last flood season.
The team reached Assam yesterday.
After a brief meeting today chaired by Kumar Sanjay Krishna, Additional Chief Secretary, Revenue and Disaster Management Department, and senior officials of the State government that deliberated on the damage and loss of human lives and property of various departments, the team left for their field visit in the flood-hit districts.
The team will visit the districts of Nagaon, Golaghat, Kokrajhar, Chirang, Hojai and Dima Hasao for an on-the-spot assessment of the situation in the wake of the 2019 floods in the State.
An official press release said that the team would interact and discuss with the district administration, department officials and affected local communities of the districts.
The team will leave for New Delhi on November 15.
The team is led by Ajay Gangwar, Advisor (Operations), National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), New Delhi.
The other members of the team are SB Tiwari, Under Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, New Delhi; Jintu Das, Joint Director, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmer Welfare; Rajiv Das, Assistant Director, Ministry of Power, New Delhi; Amarnath Singh, Director, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, New Delhi; VD Roy, Superintending Engineer, Ministry of Jal Shakti, CWC, Guwahati; and Abhishek Agarwal, Assistant Executive Engineer, Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways.