PM announces Rs.2,000 Crore relief for flood hit North-Eastern states
Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has gone in person to North East to check the situation after the floods devastated the State had announced an assistance of Rs.2,000 crore. This was done after the PM had a high level meeting in the Guwahati. The amount would be utilised for relief, rehabilitation, reconstruction and flood mitigation measures in the flood-affected north-eastern states said the Prime Minister.
The PM held separate, detailed review meetings on the situation in the states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Nagaland where he was apprised of various situations like floods, border stand off with China to name a few.
Assam is a victim of Brahmaputra river which flows uncontrollably during the floods as it never had the capacity to hold the river waters from overflowing and now Rs.400 crores has been earmarked for improving the water holding capacity that would help Assam fight the flood situations.
A further assistance of Rs 1,200 crore will be given by the Union government for the infrastructure sector where the funds will be utilised for repair, maintenance, and strengthening of roads, highways, bridges, and other damaged infrastructure.
Assam has been effected badly due to the decent rains and the assistance package would help them to get over the disaster to a considerable extent.