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Center Declares Assam Floods As ‘Serious Natural Calamity’, Himanta Biswa Sarma Said – Center Will Give 90 Percent Of Rehabilitation will give center

The Center has declared this year’s Assam floods as a ‘serious natural calamity’. Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said this here on Saturday. He said that the central government is providing funds to mitigate the hardships being faced by the affected people. He said the Center would bear 90 per cent of the relief and rehabilitation expenses.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah assured help

Addressing a press conference after launching a scheme to provide a one-time payment of Rs 1,000 to students who had lost their textbooks in the deluge, he said Union Home Minister Amit Shah had worked to “reduce people’s hardships and rebuild infrastructure”. whatever is required for ‘.

Flood affected one third of the state’s population

Assam has seen two waves of floods since April 6, the second being devastating, affecting 90 lakh people or a third of the state’s population, while 195 people have lost their lives and 37 are still missing.

The chief minister said, “We had never seen such a huge flood. Our priority was to take the affected people to relief camps, ensure their safety, provide medical aid and help them return home after the water receded. The task was challenging.” ”

Sarma said over 98,500 people were evacuated, while 7,42, 250 were displaced and took shelter in relief camps.

Decision to provide one thousand rupees to students living in relief camps

He further said, “For the first time, the state government has taken a step to provide one-time assistance of Rs 3,800 per family in the form of ‘pot grant’ to those returning home. Around 1,89,752 families have been identified and the amount Transferred to all 35,000 families whose bank details are yet to be processed.”

“The state government has also decided to provide Rs 1,000 as one-time grant to each student living in relief camps and 1,01,537 of them have been identified,” he said. “An amount of Rs 10.10 crore from Chief Minister’s Relief Fund has been disbursed for this purpose and with today’s launch students will receive the amount in their bank accounts.”

Ministers and secretaries will be in the ground from 23 to 30 July

In addition, the education department will provide free textbooks to students whose books have been lost in the floods. The state government has also provided a compensation of Rs 4 lakh each to the next of kin of those killed in the floods this year. The ongoing assessment of the damaged houses will continue till July 20. After which verification will be done by the concerned ministers and secretaries who will be on the field from July 20 to 30.


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