Assam wants Rs 500-cr flood package from Govt

Assam wants Rs 500-cr flood package from Govt

Assam government has asked the Centre for Rs 500 crore assistance for relief, rehabilitation and repair works following the massive floods that claimed 14 lives and stranded 8.33 lakh people.

Despite the stoppage of torrential rains, flood situation in the state showed little signs of abating as major rivers flew over danger mark and inundated more dry land.

"We will seek Rs 500 crore as an interim relief from the Centre. Many areas are still under water, so the final assessment of damages will take some time," Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said in a press conference in state capital Dispur.  

“As soon as the water level goes down, we will start assessing the damages of roads, embankments, bridges and other vital infrastructure," Gogoi added.

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