Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh To Visit Flood-Hit Assam Today

NEW DELHI: Union home minister Rajnath Singh will undertake an aerial survey of flood-affected areas in Assam today.

Mr Singh, accompanied by Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju and Minister for DoNER Jitendra Singh, will take stock of the situation in the districts of Nagaon and Morigaon besides the Kaziranga national park.

The home minister will also be visiting Bhagatgaon camp of flood-affected people in Morigaon district, an official release said.

Mr Singh will hold a meeting with Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and state government officers in Guwahati before returning to Delhi in the evening.

Flood situation in Assam has worsened with five more deaths taking the toll to 21 in the current deluge, while nearly 18 lakh people reeled under the impact.

In the current wave of flood, nearly 18 lakh people across 3,374 villages in 22 districts were hit.

The affected districts are Lakhimpur, Golaghat, Jorhat, Bongaigaon, Dhemaji, Barpeta, Goalpara, Dhubri, Darrang, Morigaon, Sonitpur, Nalbari, Sivasagar, Kokrajhar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Biswanath, Kamrup Metropolitan, Chirang, Nagaon, Kamrup and South Kamrup.