• Tue. Jul 23rd, 2024

Sonowal reviews flood situations in Dibrugarh

The Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal took stock of the worsening flood situations in the Dibrugarh Lok Sabha constituency as well as the floods affecting the way of life for most in the Dibrugarh City today. The MP of Dibrugarh, Sonowal was updated on various efforts undertaken by the government to minimise the impact of the floods on the way of life. As the torrential rain continue to wreak havoc, the Union Minister directed the officials for immediate action and emergency measures to secure efforts to minimise damage.

 Sonowal also took stock of the flood situation within the Dibrugarh City as the water level of Brahmaputra crossed the danger mark early this morning. The city has been reeling under severe flooding as many areas are hit hard. To ensure that the administration is at the top of every possible measure to counter and minimise the damage as a result of rising flood level with forecast for further expected rain in the region the Union Minister spoke to Sanjay Kishan, Minister of Tea Tribes Welfare and Labour Welfare, Govt of Assam, who is also the MLA of Tinsukia LAC, as well as with Ranjeet Kumar Dass, Minister of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Govt of Assam, who is also the Guardian Minister of Tinsukia & Dibrugarh districts. The Guardian Minister is likely to visit the affected areas tomorrow to take stock of the situation and review relief management of both the districts.

After the meeting, the  Sonowal, said, “It is a matter of grave concern as the flood situation within many areas of the Dibrugarh Lok Sabha constituency remains grim. With continued rains expected, we must pull up our efforts to ensure emergency measures are in place and relief efforts are provided to the needy and affected. The Dibrugarh City has also witnessed severe flooding which has concerned all of us. Today, we had an urgent discussion with the concerned officials regarding the steps taken to mitigate the impact of flood situation in the city. While the administration is trying to negate the impact of floods with emergency measures, I have directed the officials to ensure that those affected are offered support and relief at the earliest.”

Sarbananda Sonowal discussed the situation with the MLA of Dibrugarh, Prashanta Phukan along with top officials of Dibrugarh Municipality Corporation (DMC) including the Mayor, Saikat Patra; the Deputy Mayor, Ujjwal Phukan; Ward Commissioners; and the other senior officials. The Chief Secretary, Govt of Assam, Ravi Kota as well as the District Commissioner, Bikram Kairi were also present during this meeting as the Union Minister directed all the officials to take immediate measures and offer relief to the victims

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