GUWAHATI, Aug 23 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today announced a special assistance worth Rs 100 crore for the overall improvement of the flood-ravaged Dhemaji district. The Chief Minister made this announcement before the flood victims taking shelter at the Sisibargaon Higher Secondary School relief camp.
According to an official press release here, the Chief Minister visited the flood-hit areas of Dhemaji district today to make an on-the-spot study of the ground reality there.
The Chief Minister also announced an ex-gratia assistance of Rs 1 lakh to the next of kin of each of those killed in the floods that ravaged the district. Besides, he said that the Government would extend assistance of Rs 25,000 to each of them who have lost their permanent residential structures and Rs 10, 000 to each of them who have lost their kutcha houses.
The Chief Minister also told the flood-hit people that the Government would also take all the necessary steps to provide assistance to those who have lost their cattle heads and also to the flood-hit students.
Money will not be a problem for the development of Dhemaji district, he said and appreciated the zeal of the students and teachers of the district for their continuous good performance in the school final examinations.
Later, the Chief Minister talked to the senior officers of the district administration, railway officials and Border Road Organisation at Dhemaji town the district headquarters of Dhemaji.
He asked the departments concerned to take all the necessary steps to push the Gai River back to its original course. He also directed the district administration to continue supply of food, medicine, drinking water, clothes etc to the flood-hit people.
The Chief Minister directed the Deputy Commissioner of the district to prepare a comprehensive plan for the development of infrastructure of the district, which has been facing devastating floods every year for mitigation of the impact of the problem.
He also asked the Deputy Commissioner to take the help of Arunachal Pradesh Government in preparing the above plan and said that he would take up the issue of formation of the North East Water Resources Authority (NEWRA) with both the Central and the Arunachal Pradesh Governments.
Revenue Minister Prithibi Majhi and Water Resources Minister Rajiv Lochan Pegu were also present during the Chief Minister's visit to Dhemaji district today. Both the Ministers are now camping at Dhemaji at the direction of the Chief Minister.