MORIGAON, Aug 18 - The Governor of Assam Banwarilal Purohit on August 16 visited the flood-affected Morigaon district and spent time with the flood-hit people in the relief camps of Modonabori revenue village. He took stock of the relief materials being provided to the camp inmates and directed the district administration to make adequate arrangements for pure drinking water, medicines, sanitation and baby food.
Swollen by heavy monsoon rains, Brahmaputra and its tributaries have flooded large parts of Morigaon district affecting more than 5 lakh people in five revenue circles, prompting the district administration to set up 89 relief camps and 86 distribution centres in the district. The death toll in the current wave of floods in the district is 10 while a large number of cattle have also died in the floods. The Governor took to a speedboat to reach out to the marooned people at Modonabori village, a large part of which has remained submerged by the flood water. The Governor asked the DC, Morigaon Hemen Das to immediately reach out to the flood victims with proper medical facilities. He asked the Health department of the district to take care of the camp inmates, especially the aged people, lactating mothers and babies. He also took stock of preliminary flood induced damages in terms of properties, crop land and of course cattle and assured flood victims to compensate with adequate intervention from the State and Central Government.