DoNER minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday spoke to Asam Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonawal on the telephone and discussed the state’s flood situation.
Singh also offered all possible flood assistance from the DoNER ministry to restore and repair infrastructure damages caused by incessant rains, floods and landslides.
Later, Jitendra Singh said that North Eastern Council (NEC), under the aegis of DoNER ministry, will extend whatever possible help for restoration and repair of damaged infrastructures, in the wake of incessant rains and floods.
Further, the minister said that the DoNER ministry will also coordinate financial and other help from other agencies of government and other sources.
He said, “The well-being and concern of the people of the northeast is the top priority of the Modi government.”
The minister also informed that the Centre is constantly monitoring the flood situation in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and other affected states in the northeast.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi is personally inquiring about it and taking regular updates,” he added.
“I am in constant touch with the respective Chief Ministers and state governments of the region,” he further added.
The DoNER minister informed that the flood this year in Assam has severely affected around 56 lakh people in 30 districts, taking the death toll to over 120 so far.
He said, there have already been three waves of floods this year causing extensive damage and disruption to normal life and a huge burden on Assam, which is now facing twin challenges along with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“The floods have affected both human lives and the rich wildlife,” he added.
Jitendra Singh said that the rescue and relief measures are in full swing.
“The state is also doing its best to rescue animals including those in Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary with improved techniques and resources,” he said.
“Both, the Central and state governments are working in tandem to deal with this natural disaster,” said the Minister.
“The union home ministry is also monitoring the situation on a daily basis,” he added.