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PM to review flood situation, interact with CMs of Northeast states

01 August 2017

Narendra Modi in Assam LIVE Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Assam where he will take stock of the flood hit areas.

The Centre has already announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each under the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund for the relatives of people killed and Rs 50,000 to seriously injured persons in the recent flood in Assam.

Volunteers in flood-prone regions have also been enlisted and trained in basic "dos and don'ts" to advise communities at risk, he said, adding that it was important to use technology more in order adapt to the changing weather patterns. "The Rs 250 crore announced today was in addition to the amount released in June", he said.

Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla did not come but sent a representation on his behalf.

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Prime Minister has also approved 2 lakh rupees each for the next of kin of those who lost their lives due to a building collapse in Ghatkopar, Mumbai.

Pointing out that extensive relief has been given to the flood-hit people of the state, Mr Sarma said, "We have surplus fund to provide relief and rehabilitate the flood victims so it is not at all a issue for the state".

The floods in Assam have receded and most of the 25 lakh affected people in 29 districts have returned to their villages. "They will study the river and suggest remedies to tackle floods". "The Prime Minister reached Assam, where he will review the flood situation, interact with CMs & officials of various states of the Northeast", PMO tweeted.

Meanwhile, an official source informed that the PM would hold separate meetings with chief ministers of Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur here tomorrow before he leaves for New Delhi.

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The Assam government, however, did not submit any memorandum but sought support in rebuilding infrastructure and other rehabilitation works, Mahanta said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed grave concern over the flood situation affecting several parts of India, and assurance the crop insurance companies have been made proactive to ensure speedy settlement of the loss caused to the farmers.

"We still have Rs 324 crore of unspent money".

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PM to review flood situation, interact with CMs of Northeast states