Sonowal-Amit Shah
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal with Union home minister Amit Shah. File image

Union home minister Amit Shah on Saturday spoke to Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and took stock of the flood situation in the state, besides assuring him of all central help.

During a telephonic conversation with chief minister Sonowal, the home minister reviewed the situation in Assam where large areas are inundated by flood waters.

Sonowal gave a detailed account of the devastation caused by the flood in the state. He also spoke about the compensation measures taken by the state government to help the people affected by the floods.

As per the latest flood report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), a total of 21 districts have been reeling under waters and 8,69,024 people of 1,556 villages have been affected.

Due to incessant rains, over 70 per cent of the Kaziranga National Park (KNP) in Assam has been submerged by flood waters of the mighty river Brahmaputra.

Apart from the river Brahmaputra, the water level of rivers Burhidehing, Desang, Dhansiri, Jia Bhoroli, Kopili, Puthimari,Beki, Katakhal and Kushiyara are flowing above danger level.

A total of 27,864.16 hectares of crops have also been destroyed due to floods till now.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have evacuated 1160 persons till now in the flood affected areas.

According the ASDMA report, a total of 1032.22 quintals of rice, 192.94 quintals of dal and 56.19 quintals of salt and various other kinds of relief materials have been distributed in the flood affected areas of the state.

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