Majuli: Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Tuesday visited flood-ravaged areas of Majuli. The minister took stock of the prevailing situation in Majuli and met officials from various departments. Singh did an aerial survey of the flood-affected regions.
Visited flood affected areas of Assam .met with the people putting up in the relief camps. The sonowal Govt is taking care of all the measures ..flood waters also receding now pic.twitter.com/JWrhKVLWrJ
— Gajendra Singh Shekhawat (@gssjodhpur) July 16, 2019
The Jal Shakti Minister was accompanied by Assam Water Resources Minister Keshab Mahanta. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat landed in Gormur area on a special helicopter. Senior BJP leader Ranjit Dutta who was present in Majuli welcomed the central minister along with district officials.
It is to be mentioned that a total of 91 villages in Majuli have been affected by the floodwaters for the past 10 days. In Assam, of the 33 districts, a total of 31 are under the influence of heavy floods. Majuli is represented by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. The central minister is here to study the impact of the flood and measures to be taken. In Majuli, the minister did a review meeting with the officials and visited a relief camp where he interacted with the flood-affected people.
“The government is sensitive about this natural calamity. I am satisfied with the provisions made by the Sarbananda Sonowal government here in Majuli. The central government is behind Assam at this moment,” said Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.
After Majuli, Singh was supposed to move to Lakhimpur, and then to Dibrugarh, where Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will brief him about the present flood scenario in the state.