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Sonowal visits flood-hit Goalpara

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GUWAHATI, Sept 26 � Central minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who visited the flood-affected areas in Goalpara today assured that the Central government will extend all necessary help to the Tarun Gogoi government to tide over the present situation.

Sonowal, who was accompanied by State BJP president Siddhartha Bhattacharya and other party leaders, however, expressed dissatisfaction at the inadequate arrangements at the relief camps and accused the State government of not acting promptly on the crisis.

Sonowal said that there were not enough food and medicine in the relief camps and urged the government to ensure supply of adequate food and other relief materials to the affected people.

Sonowal, on the other hand, pointed out that though there was no dearth of funds with the State government, as the Centre had allocated around Rs 346 crore for disaster relief, it has failed to respond to the present crisis on a war footing.

�It is the duty of the State government to keep the Centre informed about the situation. Our government is ready to help the State government and release more funds, provided we get a detailed report about the situation with specific demands,� said Sonowal.

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Sonowal visits flood-hit Goalpara

GUWAHATI, Sept 26 � Central minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who visited the flood-affected areas in Goalpara today assured that the Central government will extend all necessary help to the Tarun Gogoi government to tide over the present situation.

Sonowal, who was accompanied by State BJP president Siddhartha Bhattacharya and other party leaders, however, expressed dissatisfaction at the inadequate arrangements at the relief camps and accused the State government of not acting promptly on the crisis.

Sonowal said that there were not enough food and medicine in the relief camps and urged the government to ensure supply of adequate food and other relief materials to the affected people.

Sonowal, on the other hand, pointed out that though there was no dearth of funds with the State government, as the Centre had allocated around Rs 346 crore for disaster relief, it has failed to respond to the present crisis on a war footing.

�It is the duty of the State government to keep the Centre informed about the situation. Our government is ready to help the State government and release more funds, provided we get a detailed report about the situation with specific demands,� said Sonowal.