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Rijiju leads central team to review floods in NE

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Guwahati, July 14, 2017: The Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju who is leading a high-level Central Team to review the flood situation in the North-East Region (NER), visited the flood affected districts of Lakhimpur and Dhemaji in Assam.

The District Administration pointed out that the release of large volume of water from the NEEPCO dam in Yazuli, Arunachal Pradesh caused the flood crisis in Lakhimpur. Rijiju assured that the NEEPCO in-charge would be directed to hold talks with the Deputy Commissioner, Lakhimpur, to solve the issue of excess release of water from the dam and the resultant flooding of riverine areas of Lakhimpur. 

Rijiju, accompanied by the State Ministers and district officials, then inspected the breached Ranganadi embankment which was washed away due to the release of excess water by NEEPCO and interacted with the displaced people of Changmai village to take stock of their plight. He assured the early repair and completion of the damaged embankment.

He expressed concern over the damage caused to the crop and loss of human lives. He directed the PWD Roads Department to take immediate steps for temporary repair of the damaged roads. The Deputy Commissioner, Lakhimpur assured the Union Minister that a detailed damage assessment report would be sent soon. The DC said that the Chief Minister was deeply seized with the problems arising out of the prevailing flood in the district.