Rajnath Singh in Assam; 4 Lakh Relief Announced After Flood Review
Rajnath Singh taking an aerial survey of Assam floods. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/<a href="https://twitter.com/HMOIndia/status/759295339648126977">@HMOIndia</a>)
Rajnath Singh taking an aerial survey of Assam floods. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@HMOIndia)

Rajnath Singh in Assam; 4 Lakh Relief Announced After Flood Review

Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited flood-hit Assam to take stock of the situation on Saturday as the death toll due to rainfall reached 25. The state government has announced a relief of Rs 4 lakh for the families of the victims, he said.

Accompanied by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Singh took an aerial survey of flood-affected areas in Nagaon, Morigaon and Kaziranga, an official said.

The Home Minister, who reached the state capital, will meet the inmates of a relief camp at Bhakatgaon in Morigaon district.

Aerial view, as seen by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, of flood-hit Assam on Saturday, 30 July 2016. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/<a href="https://twitter.com/HMOIndia/status/759295339648126977">@HMOIndia</a>)
Aerial view, as seen by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, of flood-hit Assam on Saturday, 30 July 2016. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@HMOIndia)

Nearly 19 lakh peopel have been affected across more than 3,300 villages in 22 districts in Assam.

Singh will also hold a high-level meeting with Sonowal, ministers of state departments concerned and senior government officials.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh meets families in Assam affected by floods on Saturday, 30 July 2016. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/@<a href="https://twitter.com/HMOIndia/status/759330666483945472">HMOIndia</a>)
Home Minister Rajnath Singh meets families in Assam affected by floods on Saturday, 30 July 2016. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/@HMOIndia)

Due to excess rainfall and floods, two minor girls drowned in river Burhidangi near Jaminiguri village in Bihar’s Kishanganj district.

Over 31 villages were submerged in the flood waters of Fullara river affecting a population of 22,000 in Malda district, official sources said.

Besides this, the swollen Ganga breached a 2 km stretch of an embankment at Birnagar near Farakka Barrage necessitating repair work on war footing.

(With PTI inputs)

(The Quint is now on WhatsApp. To receive handpicked stories on topics you care about, subscribe to our WhatsApp services. Just go to TheQuint.com/WhatsApp and hit the Subscribe button.)

Follow our India section for more stories.

    Also Watch