GUWAHATI, July 19 - The Assam Retired College Teachers� Association today appealed to the governments in the State and at the Centre to provide an adequate amount of relief to the flood victims of Assam.
It has also laid stress on the need for a permanent solution to the recurring flood problem of the State. The Central Government should recognise the problem as a national one, it said.
The Association said in a statement here today that its executive committee in its meeting held here on July 17, with its president Pramode Chakravarty in the chair, also made an appeal to the retired college teachers of the State to extend all possible help and relief locally or through the Chief Minister�s Relief Fund, for the flood victims.
The Association�s executive committee members maintained that the State government alone cannot tackle the problem and hence the Central government should come up with an action plan to solve it permanently, recognising this problem of the State as a national one.
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In a statement, the party�s in-charge secretary Dambaru Bora said the Central government has not released SDRF funds for several years, due to which the State is facing such a crisis now.
�Despite demands from all corners of the State, the Centre has refused to declare Assam floods as a national problem. Even though the State government is claiming that there are adequate funds, yet the flood-hit are suffering in most of the districts due to shortage of food and drinking water,� Bora said, adding that the calamity would have an adverse impact on the State�s agriculture sector.