SILCHAR, June 24 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today announced a package of Rs 100 crore for relief and rehabilitation in the flood-affected areas of Barak valley.
Addressing media after a high-level review meeting on the flood situation at the office of the Cachar deputy commissioner here, Sonowal said the government understands the plight of the people and has decided to release a fund of Rs 100 crore for relief and rehabilitation measures across the three districts of Barak valley.
�The money should be utilized for adequate compensation to the flood-affected people. Also schools and other establishments, which have been damaged by flood, should be repaired,� he said, adding, the deputy commissioners of Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi have been asked to submit detailed reports of the extent of damage due to flood.
Accompanied by Water Resources Minister Keshab Mahanta, Sonowal also visited the vulnerable embankment at the Sib Bari Road in Tarapur and said the water resources department has been given instructions to repair the embankments and the sluice gates in the valley. He also interacted with flood victims at a relief camp.
The Chief Minister also reviewed the flood scenario in Karimganj and Hailakandi districts as well during his two-day visit.