PM expresses concern over NE floods in all–part meet
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New Delhi/Guwahati, July 16: The overall flood situation in Assam improved on Sunday, even though the Brahmaputra was still flowing above danger mark at two places. The death toll has now touched 60. And though the State government is claiming to have sufficient relief fund, there are reports coming in from some relief camps of inmates not getting adequate ration.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the issue of floods in the Northeast in an all–party meeting held in New Delhi on Sunday on the eve of Monsoon Session of Parliament.
Modi said that incessant rains in many parts of the country in the past few weeks and floods in the North–eastern States are a cause of concern.
“The Centre is in constant touch with the State governments of the region and the situation is being closely monitored. Many Central government agencies are engaged in flood rescue and relief operations. The Centre has asked the State governments to apprise it whenever there is any need for assistance,” he said at the meeting.