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Floods affect NRC work


HAILAKANDI, June 28 - floods in Barak Valley has affected the ongoing work of the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

The three districts of Barak valley , including Hailakandi, Karimganj and Cachar have been affected with around 8.50 lakh people.

Around 90 per cent works of the NRC Seva Kendras (NSKs) has been hit. Apart from the Barak Valley, floods have also affected NRC works in Hojai and Karbi Anglong districts. �Almost all NRC works in these districts, especially data entry operations have been affected,� said an official in Hailakandi.

In Hailakandi district, over three lakh people were affected with more than 80,000 houses. 8,478 marooned people had to be evacuated by the SDRF and the NDRF personnel. �All the NRC-related documents at the affected NSKs were shifted to safer places,� said an official.

In Algapur Revenue Circle, where 16 villages are still reeling under flood waters, the NRC work has begun. �Around 85-90 per cent NRC work has been completed and the rest will be done if the weather permits,� said a government official overseeing the NRC updation exercise in Katlicherra revenue circle.

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