Flood situation grim in Assam, Bihar: Rajnath

Flood situation grim in Assam, Bihar: Rajnath

Agencies |   Jul 31,2016 , 01:33 AM IST

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh during an aerial survey of the flood-hit areas on Saturday
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh during an aerial survey of the flood-hit areas on Saturday

Guwahati: Terming the situation in Assam as ‘grim’, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who carried out an aerial survey of the flood ravaged areas in the state on Saturday, said that an action plan to deal with such unprecedented situation was the need of the hour. 

According to reports, at least 26 people have lost their lives and 19 lakh have lost their homes due to the raging floods. Floods are ravaging Bihar too, where 26 people have died and 25 lakh people have been displaced.

 “I visited certain flood-affected areas of Assam. The situation is grim but the Chief Minister and his team are doing well to manage the situation,” said the Home Minister addressing a press conference after reviewing the flood situation.

“Over 26 districts have been affected due to the floods. NDRF teams are working on the rescue and relief work at the ground level. The NDRF and the SDRF have helped in saving more than 6,000 lives. The Centre is ready to provide all possible help,” he added.

Announcing that the state government will provide a compensation of Rs 4 lakh to the victims of the Floods, Singh also said that he received a memorandum from the Assam government and that an inter-ministerial team would visit Assam soon.