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Sonowal asks DCs to submit survey report of flood induced damages

Sonowal asks DCs to submit survey report of flood induced damages

India Blooms News Service | | 28 Aug 2017, 10:04 pm
Guwahati, Aug 28 (IBNS): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has directed all deputy commissioners (DCs) to reach out to the flood affected people to ascertain their loss and immediately submit a survey report for the government to expeditiously start the rehabilitation process on a full throttle.

Interacting with the deputy commissioners through a video conference at his office in Janata Bhawan on Monday, Sonowal said that, post-flood management is very critical as the government is committed to assuage the sufferings of the flood affected people and whole heartedly dedicates itself to rehabilitate them with its men and materials.

“As part of the post flood management, district management should extend good governance at the grass root level to give succour to hundreds of people reeling under flood, the chief minister quipped. The government has already started working on rehabilitating the flood affected people and once it receives a comprehensive report from all the DCs it would take an exhaustive plan to rehabilitate the flood affected people on a war footing,” Sonowal said.

He also asked the deputy commissioners to take care of the immediate medical emergencies in the flood affected areas and take steps to avert outbreak of any water borne diseases.

Since the current wave of flood has already affected 24327 hectare of crop land in the state, Sonowal asked the deputy commissioners to give seeds for Rabi Crops to the farmers.

Moreover, he asked the DCs for immediate vaccination to cattle.

To stop recurrence of any electrocuted deaths in flood affected areas, he also directed APDCL to ensure that no such death takes place in flood ravaged areas.

The Assam CM also asked APDCL to repair transformers and if required change the damaged transformers to regularise electricity supply to the flood affected areas.
Moreover, Sonowal took stock of the entire network of embankments created to save the people from the fury of flood and asked the Water Resources Department to initiate repairing of the breaches caused by the deluge.

It also came to light during the video conference that of the total 88 embankments created by the new dispensation after it came to power in the state, only one was damaged in the current wave of flood in Morigaon district.

In view of this Sonowal vowed to strengthen and fortify the embankments once flood situation in the state turns fully normal.

Sonowal also directed the DCs to restore the snapped communication and asked them to repair the damages in roads and culverts on a war-footing

The Assam CM asked the PWD to be on its toes and prepare a blue print to repair the communication links in the flood ravaged areas.

Since the waves of flood had also damaged several school buildings, the Assam CM asked DCs to make temporary arrangements to resume educational activities in such schools on a war footing.

He also asked DCs to distribute free text books to the students.

During the conference, Sonowal gave a special instruction to civil as well as police administration to maintain law and order sternly.

He also told them to maintain and sustain an atmosphere of harmony among all sections of the people and the state should march forward taking everybody together by eulogising the message of love, peace and friendship.

Regarding implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- housing for all by 2022, Sonowal asked all DCs to take special initiatives to make the project a success in Assam.            
It may be noted that at present five districts namely Morigaon, Nogaon, Chirang, Golaghat and Karbi Anglong are partially reeling under flood and more that 1,24,000 people are still facing the brunt of the deluge.

Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia, Additional Chief Secretary KK Mittal, Additional Chief Secretary MGVK Bhanu, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Sanjay Lohiya, Principal Secretary to Home and Political LS Changsan, Prinicpal Secretary to Water Resources Hemanta Narzary and a host senior officers were present at the meeting.


(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)