Union Home Minister visits Assam to take stock of the flood situation
- Category: Army and Land Forces
- Published: Sunday, 31 July 2016 01:45
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Later the Union Home Minister chaired a high level meeting with Shri Sonowal, Dr. Jitendra Singh and Senior Officers of the Ministry of Home Affairs and State Government to review the flood rescue and relief operations.
Shri Rajnath Singh said the situation is grim but the Chief Minister and his team are doing well in managing the situation. He said the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams are working on the ground. The NDRF along with the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and Army have saved more than 6,000 lives in Assam, he added.
The Union Home Minister said it is heartwarming to see the government and other political representatives helping the rescue and relief operations. Shri Rajnath Singh said the Centre is ready to provide all possible help. “I have received a memorandum from Assam government. An inter-ministerial Central team will soon visit Assam,” he added.
Meanwhile, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju, who also accompanied Shri Rajnath Singh to Guwahati, undertook an aerial survey of the flood fury in other areas of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Shri Kiren Rijiju said the Central Forces are working with the State team in conducting flood rescue and relief operations.