Assam CM visits flood affected areas of Hojai district, takes stock of damages

Dispur: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma visited the flood and erosion affected areas of Hojai district and took stock of the relief measures taken by the district administration. Sarma inspected the erosion affected areas of Dakhin Kenduguri in Hojai and assessed the damage caused by flood waters of Kopili river at the site.

The Chief Minister interacted with the local people at Dakhin Kenduguri Bornamghar and assured them of taking all necessary steps to prevent erosion and construction of an embankment to protect the area from floods.

Sarma also visited a flood relief camp at Pub Nabhanga in Hojai district and inspected the facilities provided to the prisoners in the camp. He also interacted with the local people taking refuge there to understand their condition.

Later he also attended a meeting with senior district officials at Dakhin Jugijan in Hojai and reviewed the measures taken by the administration to deal with the floods.

He directed the PWD officials to immediately report the damaged roads so that repair work can be started soon.

Sarma also asked the district administration to take steps for the construction of six elevated landfills in the area, which can be used by the local people for taking shelter during floods.

Apart from this, he directed the officials of the Agriculture Department to supply paddy seedlings to the affected farmers on priority basis.

MLA Ramkrishna Ghosh and Sibu Mishra, DC Anupam Chaudhary and other senior officials of the district were present during the Chief Minister’s visit.