Rajnath in Assam, conducts aerial survey of flood hit areas

Guwahati, July 30 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who arrived here on Saturday to review the flood situation, went on an aerial survey of flood-affected areas with Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonwal.

“Home Minister accompanied by CM Assam Sarbananda Sonwal and Jitendra Singh (DONER minister) conducting aerial survey of flood hit areas (in Assam),” the Home Minister’s office (HMO) tweeted.

Singh is also to visit the Bhagatgaon camp set up for the flood-affected residents in Morigaon district and meet the state government officials before returning to Delhi in the evening.

“He will survey Nagaon, Morigaon and Kaziranga. Home Minister will also meet the people affected by the Assam floods at Bhatgaon camp in Morigaon district,” HHMO said in another tweet.

Singh on Saturday morning left for Assam to take take stock of the situation following heavy rain and floods that have left at least 20 persons dead and over 17 lakh affected across the state’s 21 districts.

Earlier in the morning Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said he would be accompanying Singh during his visit to Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

“Leaving with Rajnathji for Arunachal-Assam flood survey,” Rijiju tweeted.



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