In view of the unprecedented flood in Cachar District that has inundated several parts of the district causing immense sufferings to the people, Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma today during his visit to Cachar district, made an aerial survey to parts of Silchar town and other parts of Cachar district. MP Dr. Rajeep Roy, DC, SP and DIG (Southern Range) accompanied the Chief Minister during his aerial survey.
Later, Chief Minister Dr. Sarma to review the prevailing flood situation, chaired a meeting with the senior officers of the government, NDRF and SDRF officials at the conference hall of DC Office in Silchar took stock of the relief and rescue operations. During the meeting after taking a brief about the preliminary loss perpetrated by the flood, Chief Minister Dr. Sarma asked the district administration to prepare ward wise micro level plan with the help of local people, public representatives for Silchar town so that relief and rescue operations can be carried out properly with intensity. He also asked DC to make sure that there is no scarcity of food in the district. The Chief Minister also directed senior officials to make extensive survey to take stock of the latest situation. He also asked district administration to take necessary steps for air-dropping food items to meet the public necessity.
The Chief Minister also said that to increase strength of manpower in the district, 10 officers were asked to go to Cachar district to expedite the rescue and relief measures. He also directed APDCL officials to take immediate steps to restore electricity in all parts of the district. Talking to the reporters, Chief Minister Dr. Sarma said that to tide over the unprecedented crisis unleashed by the flood, State government is helping district administration in all possible way. For restoration of electricity, engineers form Guwahati have been directed to report to Silchar. To address to the scarcity of drinking water, government will ensure giving at least one lakh drinking water to the district.
Transport Minister Parimal Suklabaidya, MP Dr. Rajdeep Roy, MLA Dipayan Chakravorty Principal Secretary Revenue and Disaster Management Avinash Joshi, NDRF, SDRF officials and senior officers of the government were also present during the meeting.