AGARTALA, Aug 18 - Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has asked the administration to provide financial assistance to those families whose dwelling homes and other properties were severely damaged by the recent flood in the State�s three districts � West, Khowai and Sepahijala. The State Government has also decided to seek help from the Centre for the flood victims.
According to preliminary reports, crops spreading over 8,500 hectares were damaged due to the flood, while around 30,000 farmers were affected as their crops got damaged in the flood. But it is not ascertained how many dwelling huts have been damaged by the flood.
The Chief Minister, who held a review meeting here on Thursday, asked Chief Secretary Sanjeev Ranjan to finalise actual loss of properties and agricultural output at the earliest. Besides, the Chief Minister also laid emphasis on repairing of damaged roads with focus on the National Highway. The flood has caused extensive damage to road connectivity as well.
Once the damages gets assessed, the State will send a report to the Centre seeking financial assistance for the flood-affected families. Three persons died and at least 50,000 people were marooned in the flash flood.