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Sonowal reviews city flood situation

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GUWAHATI, June 22 - Taking a strong note of the tragic death of Dulal Malakar, who died due to flash flood-induced electrocution here this morning, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed the Kamrup Metro district administration to immediately release ex gratia of Rs 4 lakh under SDRF and another Rs 2.5 lakh from APDCL to the next of kin of the deceased immediately.

The Chief Minister, while reviewing the flood situation of the city at the Brahmaputra State Guest House with officials of the district administration and the Power Department today, further directed to take necessary steps to appoint the victim�s wife at APDCL.

Sonowal also directed concerned officials to constitute a joint team of the district administration, GMC, Assam Police, SDRF and APDCL to check and identify all vulnerable points and carry out necessary rectification immediately. The Chief Minister directed the team to submit compliance report to him within seven days.

The Chief Minister also directed to constitute local level committees to handle and respond to such situations instantly. He asked the DC, Kamrup Metro, to convene meetings with civic organisations of affected areas for sensitisation of local people on preventive measures, involving NGOs.

Sonowal also instructed the officials concerned to take immediate measures for pruning of old trees to avert any untoward incident in the future, stated an official release.

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Sonowal reviews city flood situation

GUWAHATI, June 22 - Taking a strong note of the tragic death of Dulal Malakar, who died due to flash flood-induced electrocution here this morning, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed the Kamrup Metro district administration to immediately release ex gratia of Rs 4 lakh under SDRF and another Rs 2.5 lakh from APDCL to the next of kin of the deceased immediately.

The Chief Minister, while reviewing the flood situation of the city at the Brahmaputra State Guest House with officials of the district administration and the Power Department today, further directed to take necessary steps to appoint the victim�s wife at APDCL.

Sonowal also directed concerned officials to constitute a joint team of the district administration, GMC, Assam Police, SDRF and APDCL to check and identify all vulnerable points and carry out necessary rectification immediately. The Chief Minister directed the team to submit compliance report to him within seven days.

The Chief Minister also directed to constitute local level committees to handle and respond to such situations instantly. He asked the DC, Kamrup Metro, to convene meetings with civic organisations of affected areas for sensitisation of local people on preventive measures, involving NGOs.

Sonowal also instructed the officials concerned to take immediate measures for pruning of old trees to avert any untoward incident in the future, stated an official release.