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Sonowal visits flood-hit Chirang, Bongaigaon dists

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BONGAIGAON, July 21 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today visited erosion and flood-hit areas of Chirang and Bongaigaon districts.

Sonowal arrived first at Tulsijhara village near Hagrama bridge in Chirang district and assessed the devastation caused by river Aie.

He also visited relief camps set up at no. 341 Majharabari LP School and no. 128 Nowapara LP School by Chirang district administration and interacted with the inmates and took stock of the government services being provided at the centres.

While interacting with mediapersons during his visit, the Chief Minister said that flood waters of river Aie have destroyed huge tract of agricultural land and affected a large number of people in both Chirang and Bongaigaon districts. This has become a serious cause of concern for the local people, he said adding that the State Government would take prompt steps for finding lasting solutions to flood and erosion caused by river Aie.

Referring to a question regarding water flowing down from Bhutan and causing flood in Assam, the Chief Minister said that the Central Government would take up the matter with the Bhutan Government for bringing out an early solution.

The Chief Minister further said that he has already made personal visits to various flood-affected districts to have a first-hand understanding about the damages caused by flood and the quality of services rendered by the local administration to the flood-hit people.

He said that the local administrations are taking expeditious measures for helping them out and people have also extended full cooperation. The Chief Minister also observed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Union Government has made sincere efforts to find a permanent solution to flood and erosion problems of Assam.

In Bongaigaon district, the Chief Minister went to Jamdoha village, under Manikpur revenue circle, and Chalantapara in North Salmara subdivision to take stock of flood situation.

Water Resources Minister Keshav Mahanta, Tourism Minister Chandan Brahma and Bijni MLA Kamalsing Narzary accompanied the Chief Minister during his visit to Chirang.

Earlier, Sonowal took stock of the COVID-19 and flood situation in Chirang, Bongaigaon and Goalpara districts last night in a meeting held at BGR guest house with senior district officials.

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Sonowal visits flood-hit Chirang, Bongaigaon dists

BONGAIGAON, July 21 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today visited erosion and flood-hit areas of Chirang and Bongaigaon districts.

Sonowal arrived first at Tulsijhara village near Hagrama bridge in Chirang district and assessed the devastation caused by river Aie.

He also visited relief camps set up at no. 341 Majharabari LP School and no. 128 Nowapara LP School by Chirang district administration and interacted with the inmates and took stock of the government services being provided at the centres.

While interacting with mediapersons during his visit, the Chief Minister said that flood waters of river Aie have destroyed huge tract of agricultural land and affected a large number of people in both Chirang and Bongaigaon districts. This has become a serious cause of concern for the local people, he said adding that the State Government would take prompt steps for finding lasting solutions to flood and erosion caused by river Aie.

Referring to a question regarding water flowing down from Bhutan and causing flood in Assam, the Chief Minister said that the Central Government would take up the matter with the Bhutan Government for bringing out an early solution.

The Chief Minister further said that he has already made personal visits to various flood-affected districts to have a first-hand understanding about the damages caused by flood and the quality of services rendered by the local administration to the flood-hit people.

He said that the local administrations are taking expeditious measures for helping them out and people have also extended full cooperation. The Chief Minister also observed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Union Government has made sincere efforts to find a permanent solution to flood and erosion problems of Assam.

In Bongaigaon district, the Chief Minister went to Jamdoha village, under Manikpur revenue circle, and Chalantapara in North Salmara subdivision to take stock of flood situation.

Water Resources Minister Keshav Mahanta, Tourism Minister Chandan Brahma and Bijni MLA Kamalsing Narzary accompanied the Chief Minister during his visit to Chirang.

Earlier, Sonowal took stock of the COVID-19 and flood situation in Chirang, Bongaigaon and Goalpara districts last night in a meeting held at BGR guest house with senior district officials.

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