NEW DELHI, Sept 29 � Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju are arriving in Guwahati on October 1 for an assessment of the flood damages in the State.
Talking to newsmen on the sidelines of the 10th formation day of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Rijiju said that it is difficult to estimate the damages caused by the floods from Delhi and that is why both the Union Ministers are flying to Assam on Wednesday to take stock of the flood situation, as well as make an assessment of the damages in consultation with the State Government.
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has already demanded an immediate relief of Rs 1000 crore for the damages caused by floods in Kamrup and Goalpara districts.
Asked about the damages in Meghalaya, Rijiju said that initial estimate points to damages of over Rs 1000 crore.
Meanwhile, Rijiju further said that India will not accept any kind of intrusion by China along the border and will defend its territory.