Assam floods: State govt seeks Rs 2,939 crore interim assistance from Centre

The Assam government has sought an interim assistance of Rs 2,939 crore from the central government to deal with destruction caused by floods as an inter-ministerial team arrived in the state to assess the damage

IANS July 25, 2017 20:58:20 IST
Assam floods: State govt seeks Rs 2,939 crore interim assistance from Centre

Guwahati: The Assam government has sought an interim assistance of Rs 2,939 crore from the central government to deal with destruction caused by floods as an inter-ministerial team arrived in the state on Tuesday to assess the damage.

Assam floods State govt seeks Rs 2939 crore interim assistance from Centre

File image of locals stranded in Assam floods. Reuters

Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia said the government had submitted to the Centre its own assessment of the economic loss.

"The team will visit the flood-affected areas till 28 July and assess the overall damage," he told the media.

The team will conduct an on-the-spot assessment of the situation and will visit Biswanath, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Barpeta, Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj districts.

The Central team is led by V Shashank Shekhar, Joint Secretary in the Home Ministry.

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