MIRZA, Sept 30 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today visited the flood-affected Palasbari, Chhaygaon and Boko LACs in Kamrup district. He was accompanied by State Water Resources Minister Rajib Lochan Pegu and Kamrup Deputy Commissioner Dr J Balaji.
In the morning, the Chief Minister visited the relief camp at Kukurmara under the Palasbari Revenue Circle and interacted with the inmates. He assured all help to the flood-affected people by implementing different schemes of the Government.
It may be mentioned here that over 125 families have been living at the relief camp set up at the RKC High School in Kukurmara, the biggest relief camp in Kamrup district.
Gogoi took stock of the flood scene at Chhaygaon and Boko Revenue Circles and visited a relief camp at Dilima village under the Boko LAC.
Talking to media persons, the Chief Minister said that the suffering of the flood-ravaged people in Kamrup and Goalpara districts would be mitigated through the implementation of welfare and flood relief schemes of the Government. He said that hundreds of houses, roads and other infrastructure had been devastated. The affected people will benefit from the implementation of the MGNREGA and other government schemes.
�Now the priority of the Government is to rehabilitate the people affected by the floods and also compensate for the loss of property,� the Chief Minister said at Kukurmara.
Later, Kamrup Deputy Commissioner Dr J Balaji told this correspondent that the Chief Minister had directed all officials concerned at the Inspection Bungalow at Boko to prepare project proposals at the earliest to compensate for the flood damage, rehabilitate the affected people and rebuild the devastated infrastructure.
Dr Balaji said that many families have not returned home till date as their houses have collapsed. The Government will provide relief materials to those inmates of relief camps who are not in a position to return to their homes for a long time.
It may be mentioned here that over 80 per cent of the inmates in different relief camps at Kukurmara, Chhaygaon and Boko areas in Kamrup district had left for their homes. The Chief Minister failed to see the actual flood scenario in south Kamrup due to this.
Normalcy has been restored in south Kamrup as the flood receded from most places.