BARPETA, July 6 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today visited the flood affected Barpeta district and personally assessed the situation here.
After a brief aerial survey the Chief Minister landed over at a temporary helipad in the BH College, Howly playground built specially for this purpose and from there he went straight to a relief camps at Dhanbandha near here. He talked to the people sheltered in the camp and tried to understand the devastation caused by the calamity.
Speaking to reporter Gogoi acknowledged that Barpeta is the worst affected among the all the districts in the State in flood this year. He assured that there would be no lapse on the part of the Government in providing all kinds of assistance to the flood affected people of the district. He informed that sufficient relief materials has been provided to the affected people of the district though it has been late in arriving in certain places due to the reason out of control of the administration.
He stated that erosion in Barpeta is more ferocious than the flood as it takes away all that a family owns and he has taken all necessary steps to compensate the erosion hit people of the district as well. He refuted the allegations leveled by some political parties regarding supply of inadequate relief materials and other flaws of the Government in the management of the situation in such a grave situation and accused them of politicising the issue.
It may be mentioned here that Barpeta is the worst affected in this years flood as it has suffered the fury since June 14. Till now 32 people have lost their lives in the fury of flood. Almost all the cultivable land whether with or without crops have been destroyed. Though the flood has subsided during the last four days yet lakhs of people are still marooned today.