Centre to Release Rs. 346 Cr to Tackle Assam Floods
GUWAHATI: The Centre will soon release Rs 346 crores as an initial amount for handling the flood situation in Assam.
"To effectively manage the relief and rehabilitation works an amount of Rs 346 crore will be released immediately from his ministry to the Assam government as the first installment under the Flood Management Programme (FMP)," said Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.
Currently the Brahmaputra River is flowing above the danger mark at Dibrugarh, Tezpur, Goalpara, Dhubri, Jorhat, Numaligarh, Karimganj, Dhubri, Nagaon and Barpeta affecting around 26.3 lakh people in over 2,525 villages across 26 districts of Assam.