NAGAON, July 30 - A meeting was held at the conference hall of the Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Nagaon, on Friday to review the flood situation in the district. Minister Keshab Mahanta and all officials concerned of the district were present in the meeting.
Presenting a report on behalf of the district administration, ADC Brajen Chandra Das said that 67 villages of Kaliabor, Dhing, Samaguri and Rupahi Revenue Circles have been affected by the flood. He added that nearly one lakh people have been hit in these four revenue circles. As many as 23 relief camps have been established so far and 725.24 quintals of rice, 138.35 quintals of dal and 41.53 quintals of salt have been distributed among the camp inmates, the ADC added.
Minister Keshab Mahanta instructed the officers of the Agriculture, PWD, PHE, Food, Water Resources, Forest and Veterinary departments to visit the flood-affected areas in the district and extend all help to the flood-hit. Mahanta said that the Chief Minister had instructed all deputy commissioners of the State to provide an ex gratia of Rs 4 lakh to the next of kin of all persons who die in the flood within one week of their death.
Nagaon Deputy Commissioner Adil Khan chaired the meeting after which minister Mahanta, along with Nagaon MLA Rupak Sharma, the Deputy Commissioner and other officers of the district, visited the relief camps at Sutirpar and Chenimari areas under the Rupohi Revenue Circle to assess the availability of food and other materials, besides the loss in the current flood.
Mahanta assured that food, drinking water, baby food and animal food would be supplied as per the requirements of the flood-affected people, by the Government.