Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sanctioned an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for next of kin of persons who lost their lives due to floods in Assam, from PMNRF.
Informing the matter in his Twitter Handle, PM Modi said, “PM @narendramodi has sanctioned ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each for next of kin of persons who lost their lives due to floods in Assam, from PMNRF.”
The flood situation in Assam remains grim as 16 lakh people living in 22 districts have been affected so far. Several fresh low-lying regions have been affected. The death toll has gone up to 34.
According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), as many as 8.60 lakh have been affected in Barpeta district while 1.95 lakh people have been hit by the flood in South Salmara.
Additionally, around 95,000 people in Goalpara, 85,700 people in Nalbari, 62,500 people in Morigaon, 55,000 people in Darrang, 47,800 people in Dhemaji and 41,500 people in Dhubri district have been affected.
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