GUWAHATI, Aug 28 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has directed all Deputy Commissioners (DCs) to reach out to the flood affected people to ascertain their loss and immediately submit a survey report for the Government to expedite the rehabilitation process.
Interacting with the DCs through video conference at his office in Janata Bhawan today, the Chief Minister said, �Post-flood management is very critical as the government is committed to assuage the suffering of the flood affected people and rehabilitate them properly.�
He further said that the government has already started working on rehabilitating the flood affected people and once it receives a comprehensive report from all the DCs it would take up an exhaustive plan for it on a war footing.
He also asked the DCs to take care of the immediate medical emergencies in the flood affected areas and take steps to avert outbreak of any water borne diseases. Since the current wave of flood has already affected 24,327 hectare of crop land in the State, Sonowal asked the DCs to give seeds for Rabi crops to the farmers. Moreover, he instructed for immediate vaccination to cattle, an official statement said.
To stop recurrence of any electrocuted deaths in flood affected areas, he also directed APDCL to ensure that no such death takes place in flood ravaged areas, to repair transformers and change the damaged transformers if required to regularise electricity supply to the flood affected areas.
Taking stock of the entire network of embankments created to save the people from the fury of flood, he asked the Water Resources Department to initiate repairing of the breaches caused by the deluge.
Sonowal also directed the DCs to restore the snapped communication and asked them to repair the damage in roads and culverts. He also asked the PWD to be on its toes and prepare a blueprint to repair the communication links in the flood ravaged areas.run consecutively and the total jail term is 20 years, he said in Delhi.
In another case of criminal intimidation (section 506 of IPC) the Dera chief has been sentenced to two years of imprisonment, Narwana said. �In section 506 of IPC, his term will run concurrently,� he said.
The defence counsel sought leniency while submitting that Dera chief was 50 years old and suffering from hypertension, acute diabetes and sever backache problem for last eight years. He also said that his client is into social work.
The CBI counsel told the court that the Dera chief had projected himself as a godman and took undue advantage of his position and committed the rapes. �This is not an ordinary case but rarest of rare case which has larger implications for the entire society and accordingly the convict deserves maximum punishment,� the counsel said.
Media reports said Ram Rahim broke down and begged for forgiveness with folded hands when the first sentence was passed. He then refused to leave the court room, in the jail library, said the reports. � PTI