President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday talked to chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal over the phone and took stock of the situation of Assam floods.

President Kovind expressed solidarity with the people of Assam and hoped that the difficult times would soon be over.

During the conversation, chief minister Sonowal apprised the President that along with flood, the state at the same time is fighting against COVID19, erosion, storm, landslides, African swine fever, and gas well fire at Baghjan in Tinsukia district.

The chief minister informed that huge areas including farmlands and houses have been severely affected by floods and erosions in the state.

Sonowal said the government machinery has been put in high alert.

The district administrations have made adequate arrangements for sheltering the affected people and sufficient measures are taken for the children and elderly, he informed.

The chief minister further said he himself has been visiting different places to monitor and assess the damages caused by flood and erosion and the rescue and relief operations.

Expressing solidarity with the affected people, the President said the nation today stands with the people of Assam who are going through a very difficult time.

He also hoped that the challenging times would soon be over and normalcy would return to the State.

Chief minister Sonowal thanked the President on behalf of the people of Assam for his call and sought his blessings to tide over the present crisis.

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