KAZIRANGA, July 21 - Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi visited Kaziranga today to take stock of the flood situation in the national park where 182 wild animals were reported dead so far due to the natural calamity.
The Governor was accompanied by State Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya and top officials of the district administration, and police and forest departments.
Speaking to media persons at Mihimukh under the central range of Kaziranga, the Governor said timely action by the park authority and other agencies concerned, besides volunteers, could minimise wildlife casualty this year compared to the flood in the previous year.
The Governor, who had a brief discussion with the officials of Kaziranga National Park, also visited relief camps at Nam Doyang Primary School at Bokakhat and Diffloo High School under Bokakhat subdivision. Interacting with administration officials there, Mukhi suggested distribution of ration items to the flood-hit people for some more days even after they return home.
The Governor said the flood is a perennial issue and so, effort is needed to control or avoid it. Mukhi said an coordinating agency was formed some two and half years back by the Central government to have a coordinated effort with the governments of Bhutan and China to prepare schemes to control flood in downstream areas in the Northeast.
The Governor said there is enough money and the Central government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been taking necessary measures to find a solution to the flood problem. He also said that necessary resources and manpower had been made available to address the issues arising due to floods in Assam.