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Pradhan to assess situation today

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, June 13 - Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today assured the State government that the petroleum ministry would provide adequate compensation to the people affected by the Baghjan mishap. Pradhan along with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will visit Baghjan tomorrow to assess the situation.

Pradhan, who arrived in the State along with senior officials of the petroleum ministry today, reviewed the situation at a meeting with the Chief Minister, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Naba Doley and senior officials of the State government this evening.

Senior officials of the Oil India Limited participated in the meeting through video conferencing.

The Chief Minister requested the Petroleum Minister to take effective steps for rehabilitating the affected people.

Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna gave a briefing on the steps taken by the State government. He said that over 7,000 people, affected by the blowout, had been lodged in relief camps and the area affected is being assessed.

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