Death toll in Northeast floods 80: DoNER minister


 

Death toll in Northeast floods 80: DoNER minister

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A total of 58 districts have been affected due to floods and landslides in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur where around 80 lives have been lost,  Union minister Jitendra Singh said. Representational Photo. Credit: PTI.

Death toll in Northeast floods 80: DoNER minister

NEW DELHI July 13 :   A total of 58 districts have been affected due to floods and landslides in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur where around 80 lives have been lost, Union minister Jitendra Singh said. 

As many as 80 people have lost their lives in the floods that have hit 58 districts in the Northeast, Union minister Jitendra Singh said today.

Singh, who reviewed the flood situation in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur with officials of these states here, said the damage caused by the rains was “unprecedented”.

A total of 58 districts have been affected due to floods and landslides in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur where around 80 lives have been lost, he said.

The Union minister of state for development of north eastern region (DoNER), said the Centre is committed to providing all kind of support to the state governments in rescue and relief operations, an official release said.

Singh said the ministry of DoNER and the Prime Minister’s Office are closely coordinating with a team, led by union minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju, which is currently visiting the region to assess the flood situation there, news agency reports said.

He said the damage caused by the floods and landslides has been contained to a large extent.

Singh suggested that experts from space technology and ISRO be roped in for carrying out an assessment of damage in the Northeast.

He also suggested that essential items like staple food and baby food be made available for the affected people.

The minister said he has approached the union health ministry to undertake measures to prevent an outbreak of epidemics and telecom ministry for the restoration of communication lines.

The meeting was attended by Secretary, DoNER Naveen Verma, senior officers from PMO, home ministry and resident commissioners of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and Deputy Resident Commissioner of Manipur.EOM


M K Vidyaranya

M K Vidyaranya

Senior Journalist, Executive Editor at Media World , worked as the Chief of Bureau of the Press Trust of India (PTI) national news agency’s Karnataka Unit also worked as a Senior Journalist in Vijay Times (now defunct) , Karnataka’s second largest circulated English daily.(Times of India group). My father late M R Krishnamurthy who died at the age of 81 (20 years ago) was a Freedom Fighter and Journalist who had worked for Indian Express, Kannada Prabha, Viswakarnataka, Tainadu, Janavani and other news papers. I was also editing few evening English newspapers, weeklies and fortnightlies. besides running the FAXNEWS News agency.

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