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CM takes stock of floods in Dhubri, Chirang

By Correspondent

GOLAKGANJ, July 29 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today visited Dhubri district to review the flood scene. The Chief Minister asked the district administration to provide all possible help to the flood-affected people and provide relief in all flood-affected revenue circles including Dhubri, Golakganj, Agomoni, Bilasipara, Atani and Chapar as the Government has released funds and subsidies.

PHE Minister Rihon Daimary, the MLAs of Bilasipara and Golakganj, the Dhubri DC and SP, and many other high officials were present in the meeting. Sonowal also asked the district administration to keep a close watch on the relief items that were being distributed to the flood-affected people and to prevent misuse of funds, fraud and corruption. If any misutilisation or corruption is detected, the Government will take strict action against the officials involved in such activities, he warned.

Later, the Chief Minister interacted with the flood-affected people at the Gauripur PC Institution relief camp and reiterated that the Government was committed to solving the flood problem in the State.

Our Gauripur Correspondent adds: Minister Rihon Daimary and the MLAs of Golakganj, East Balipara, Dhubri and Gauripur accompanied Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal during his visit to Dhubri district on Friday.

After landing at the Panbari helipad near Gauripur, the Chief Minister held a discussion with the officials of the Dhubri district administration and directed them to expedite relief and rescue operations in the flood-affected areas.

After meeting the people of the district, the Chief Minister left for Bongaigaon.

Our Bongaigaon Correspondent adds: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday visited the flood-affected areas of Chirang district and interacted with the flood-hit people of two relief camps.

The Chief Minister�s chopper landed at the Bongaigaon Refinery helipad in Dhaligaon township. Sonowal later held a meeting with officials of the district administration at the guest house to know the latest flood situation in the district. Bongaigaon Deputy Commissioner Biswajit Pegu was also present in the meeting to place the flood report of his district.

In the meeting, ministers Pramila Rani Brahma and Rihon Daimari, Assembly Speaker Ranjeet Kumar Dass, MLAs Chandan Brahma and Kamalsing Narzary and BTC deputy chief Kampa Borgoyari were also present.

After the meeting, the Chief Minister headed towards Choto Nilibari to witness the erosion caused by the Aie river. He then went to Subaijhar and met the flood victims of two relief camps there.

He assured the camp inmates of all help and sought details of the flood-hit areas and the victims� immediate needs from the administration so that he could submit a final report on the flood situation of the state to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh who would visit the State tomorrow.

Sonowal also announced ex gratia for the families of Jogesh Ray (55) and Nabajit Ray (24) of Dababil, who died on July 26 during the flood.

The Chief Minister announced that those who have lost residential land and homes in the flood would get government land for rehabilitation after a proper survey by the department concerned.

Also, for permanent measures against flood and erosion, Sonowal instructed the district administration to chalk out a concrete plan so that funds can be granted to start work during the winter season.

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