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Assam CM makes aerial survey of flood-hit Silchar

ASSAM: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday made an aerial survey of the flood-hit Silchar district of Assam.

He was accompanied by Silchar MP Dr Rajdeep Roy and Superintendent of Police, Cachar.

"Made an aerial survey of flood-hit Silchar along with Hon MP @drrajdeeproy, DC & SP Cachar. Afterwards, I will visit the affected areas & interact with people, besides reviewing the situation with Cachar district administration for expediting our relief efforts," tweeted the Assam CM.

He further said that packets containing food items, water bottles and essentials were airdropped at flood-hit Silchar by helicopters.

"Packets containing food items, water bottles and essentials airdropped today at flood-hit Silchar by helicopters. We plan to continue such air-droppings for our stranded people in the days ahead, apart from the regular relief. Our government is firmly with the people of Barak Valley," said Sarma.

Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways and Ayush, Sarbananda Sonowal, on Wednesday, visited the relief camp set up at Phulaguri Higher Secondary School in Nagaon district of Assam to meet flood-affected people of the region.

Sonowal visited the district to assess the support provided and interact with the affected people. He extended his heartfelt condolences to the families and next of kin of all those who lost their lives in the devastating flood situations in the area.

"To assess the damage and destruction caused by the devastating flood, a Central team would be visiting soon," the Union Minister informed.




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