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Assam water resourses minister Keshab Mahanta and state chief secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna on Thursday took stock of the flood situation at different places in Hojai district.

Notably, incessant rain since last few days has turned the flood scene grim situation in the district.

The rising water level of Kopili river has led to the submerging of many villages in flood water.

Keshab Mahanta along with Hojai MLA Shiladitya Dev and other officials via SDRF boat visited flood affected areas like Lankajan Jamunasit, Karikhana, Kopilipara, Dakshin Laskhar Pathar, Farmapar etc under Lanka Revenue Circle.

Mahanta said, “I have reviewed the situation and talked to the locals, from today onwards they will get flood relief.”

Around 10 metres of 23 kilometer long embankment at Lankajaan Jamunasit in Lanka have been damaged due to the first wave of flood.

The officials and engineers have been directed that before the second wave of floods the new embankment must be constructed, Mahanta added.

On the other hand, chief secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna along with deputy commissioner Dr Sadnek Singh, superintendent of police Ankur Jain and other officials visited flood affected areas of Sengaribasti, Kumrakata, Raikata, Chandanpur etc under Hojai revenue circle.

Krishna said around 2,90,000 people of 11 districts of the State  are affected by the first wave of floods.

Many have taken shelter at relief camps.

“Today I visited the flood affected area’s in Hojai Revenue Circle and took stock of activities like medical facility, food, and other essentials,” he said.

“More importantly during this COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing, wearing mask and hand washing protocol must be strictly followed at flood relief camps, so that community transmission cases can be contained during the flood season,” he added.

“After reviewing,I am satisfied and happy with the preparation of district administration,” the chief secretary added.

Later on, the chief secretary held a meeting with officials at Sankardev Nagar in Hojai.

As per the flood report released by Assam State Disaster Mangament Authority on Wednesday evening, around 31 villages of Hojai Revenue Circle, eight villages of Lanka Revenue Circle and one village of Daboka Revenue Circle are affected by first wave of flood.

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