Parimal Suklabaidya takes stock of situation at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Guwahati: With the rising water level in the Brahmaputra River and torrential rain, the flood situation in Assam continued to remain grim in recent times. On Thursday, State Environment and Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya visited Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and took stock of the situation.
The Minister also visited the Elephant Camp via Haduk Hanging Bridge.
Speaking to the media, Minister Suklabaidya said that the Government of Assam will be constructing artificial highlands covering almost 22 km in all the National Parks including Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam by the year 2021 in order to provide shelter to the animals during the floods.
It is to be noted that Assam Flood situation always remains to be one of the heated topics in the entire nation.
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Flood inundates several villages in Digboi Township
By Bijoy Sutradhar
Digboi: Incessant rain since morning hours has inundated several villages under Digboi Township on Thursday.
Villages namely Bhimpathar, Haldhibari, Kherjan, Kaloiluwa etc are under flood waters now.
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Local people held the administration responsible for the incident, as they complained that the authorities have failed to remove the waste and mud from the drains, thus, leading to flood situation in the villages.
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Landslides in Barak valley: Suklabaidya Announces Rs 4 Lakh Ex-Gratia
Silchar: State Cabinet Minister Parimal Suklabaidya today visited the districts of Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi which were affected by the incessant rains, floods & subsequent landslides creating untoward havoc which has taken the lives of 20 people from the three districts, the segregation of which is as follows:-
Cachar : 07 lives
Hailakandi : 07 lives
Karimganj : 06 lives
The Minister chaired review meetings at the three district offices today along with the DCs, SPs, SDRF staff & other officials of respective districts to take stock of the situation. Minister Parimal Suklabaidya has directed the DCs & circle officers to personally monitor every rescue operations & ensure that best possible efforts are poured in to provide relief to every citizen. He has also informed that besides the above casualties, many more injury reports have also come up which are being treated in Silchar Medical College, Hailakandi Civil Hospital & Karimganj Civil Hospital.
Minister Parimal Suklabaidya also announced that under the direction of State Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, an ex gratia amount of Rs.4 lakhs have been sanctioned to be handed over to each family of the deceased within next 24 hours.
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