NORTH LAKHIMPUR, July 12 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal took stock of the current flood situation in Lakhimpur district in a meeting with district administration officials here today. He arrived in the district headquarters last evening after visiting the flood-affected areas of Nowboicha yesterday.
The Chief Minister visited the flood-ravaged Dolahat Tiniali area of Nowboicha on Wednesday and inspected those sites of Dolahat-Phulbari which were breached due to the flood in Singhra river on June 28. Sonowal asked the department concerned to reconstruct the damaged road soon to restore communication.
The Chief Minister also visited a flood relief camp set up at Balitika ME Madrassa at Nowboicha. He was accompanied by State Water Resources Minister Keshab Mahanta and Nowboicha MLA Mamun Imdadul Haq Chawdhury.
It may be noted that 1,000 people comprising 216 families have taken shelter in the relief camp. Later, the Chief Minister called on Haren Borsaikia of Kadam Kacharigaon. The visit was part of the State Government�s ongoing Jana Sampark Abhiyan.
Meanwhile, the NH-15 at Raj Ali continues to be flooded by the Singra river on the fifteenth day today. Work is still in progress to block the diversion of the river and bring it back to its original course at Dolahat Tiniali. The cofferdam built by the Lakhimpur Water Resources Department in a bid to stop the diversion of Singra had collapsed on Sunday as rain continued to lash the area.