NDRF team stationed at Dhemaji rescued stranded people. (File image)

The Central government has assured Rs 346 crore to deal with flood situation in Assam.

“To effectively manage relief and rehabilitation works, the union water resources minister assured that an amount of Rs 346 crore would be released immediately from his ministry to Assam government as the first installment under flood management programme (FMP),” said a statement from CMO on Wednesday.

Union water resources minister Gajendra Singh Sekhawat held a video conference with chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal to take stock of the situation and measures taken to help affected people.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deputed 16 special teams in the relief and rescue operations in Assam floods.

“As many as 16 teams have been deployed in relief and rescues operations in flood-hit Assam. These teams will assist the district administration,” director general of NDRF SN Pradhan told Northeast Now.

He said that the flood situation in Assam has slightly improved. Pradhan said that relief and rescue work will go on in a mission mode in the state.

A total of 26 districts in Assam are still reeling under floods. Nearly 45,000 people have been affected by flood waters and taken shelter in 391 relief camps.


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