PM Modi reviews Assam floods, announces Rs 2,350 cr package for North East
Guwahati, Aug 1: Prime Minister Narendra Modi n Tuesday took stock of worsening floods, which have killed 84 people so far in Assam and other north eastern states.
While Rs 2,000 crore aid was announced for all the five NE states, Rs 250 crore extra package was announced for Assam floods. A special package of Rs 100 was announced to study river Brahamaputra.
Before announcing the aid, Modi chaired a series of high-level meetings to review the flood situation and the relief operations in the North Eastern States, particularly in the states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Nagaland and Manipur, the PMO said.
Chief Ministers and senior officials from these states were present at the meetings.
The Prime Minister will also take an aerial survey and is likely to meet flood victims.
Rs 2000 crs special package for North East
Rs 250 crs extra for Assam floods and rescue
Rs 100 crs to study Brahamaputra
Earlier, Modi arrived at the Lokopriyo Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, was received by Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
Later, the PM will address a meeting of ruling BJP and its alliance partners- the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and the Bodo Peoples' Front.
The Centre had on Monday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for the families of those killed and Rs 50,000 each for those injured in Assam floods.
At least 130 lives have been lost and more than 25 lakh people have been hit by floods in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur and Mizoram between April and July.