DIBRUGARH, June 28: Union minister of state in the food processing industries, Rameswar Teli on Sunday took stock of the flood and waterlogging problem in Dibrugarh.
Teli held a meeting at Circuit house here with minister state for revenue and disaster management, Jogen Mohan, Dibrugarh MLA Prasanta Phukan, Lahowal MLA Rituparna Barua and deputy commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha.
In the meeting, they discussed measures to tackle the urban flood problem in Dibrugarh.
Jha apprised the meeting about the flood situation in the district and the measures taken to rescue people and distribution of relief to the flood affected people.
The meeting also discussed the main factors behind the present artificial flood in Dibrugarh. The meeting further directed the department of water resources to conduct a detailed study of the flow of water from Dibrugarh town and to propose a proposal to the Disaster Management Authority to construct an alternative drain to solve the problem of artificial flood in the town.
MoS Jogen Mohan after the assessment of the flood situation, directed the administration to ensure the observance of COVID-19 protocols in the relief camps.
Later, Rameswar Teli and Jogen Mohan visited the relief camps at Chaolkhowa High School and interacted with the flood affected people. The ministers also visited Thana Charali, Dibrugarh to take stock of the artificial flood in the town.
Dibrugarh has been reeling under water for the fifth consecutive day on Sunday. All the 22-wards under Dibrugarh Muncipal Board (DMB) were submerged by water.
On Sunday, the total number of people hit by deluge stood at 58,175. Of them 4,889 are taking shelter in the relief camps set up by the district administration. As many as 37 relief camps have been set up for the affected people. Altogether 182 villages of the district have been affected by the recent wave of flood.