Assam minister Pijush Hazarika, accompanied by Chief Executive Member (CEM) of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) Pramod Boro visited the flood affected areas of Bijni sub-division in Chirang district on Monday.  

To start with, he visited a relief camp set at Sanyasiguri in Chirang district and interacted with the affected people. 

Pijush Hazarika also took stock of the arrangements made by the Chirang district administration in regards to providing basic amenities, including food, water and medical services.  

He also distributed relief materials among the inmates and assured to take necessary steps for protecting the district from floods and erosion. 

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Minister Pijush Hazarika also visited the Kujrabguri village, where an embankment of DRDA was eroded by the rising waters of Aie river. 

He also visited the erosion affected Shisubari village located along the by Makra River in Chirang district to assess the situation.  

Pijush Hazarika expressed concern over the damage caused to the erosion for embankment at Kujrabguri village and Shisubari village. 

Hazarika assured that the water resources department would take immediate measures to cope with the situation by erecting porcupine and installing geo bags in the affected areas.  

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Sidli MLA – Jayanta Basumatary, Bijni MLA – Ajay Kumar Ray, BTC executive members – Ukhil Mushahary and Dhanjay Basumatary, Chirang deputy commissioner – Narendra Kumar Shah, additional deputy commissioner and sub-divisional officer – Dibakar Nath were also present during the Assam minister’s visit to the district. 

Rinoy Basumatary

Rinoy Basumatary is Northeast Now Correspondent in Kokrajhar. He can be reached at: rinoymasscom@gmail.com