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Guwahati : A high level Inter-ministerial Central Team (IMCT) comprised of seven (7) nos. of members from different Ministries of Govt. of India visited various districts of Assam for on-spot assessment of the flood damages during the current year w.e.f. July 26 to 28, 2023. Further, the Team wrapped up the details with the senior officials of Govt. of Assam today at Chief Secretary’s Conference Hall, Janata Bhawan, Dispur. The Team was headed by Shri C.G. Rajini Kaanthan, IAS, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, GoI.
The Team had been divided in 2 groups and visited the flood affected districts and sub-divisions of the State e.g. Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Biswanath, Baksa, Barpeta, Chirang, Bajali and Nalbari.
The Central Team discussed about the damages and loss of the livelihood and properties of the visiting districts of Assam in the meeting. The Govt. of Assam then urged the Central Team to consider releasing of the required fund for repair and restoration works against the damages after submitting the final Flood Memorandum to the Govt. of India. Shri Kaanthan in this regard, assured the Govt. of Assam and said that they will submit the report with recommendations very soon to the GoI.
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The meeting today was chaired by Syedain Abbasi, IAS, Addl. Chief Secretary to the Govt. of Assam.
The other six (6) nos. of members of the Team were Pooja Kumar, Deputy Director, Central Electricity Authority, Ministry of Power, Sanjay Kumar Singh, SE, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Guwahati, Adelbert Susangi, SE/Regional Officer, Ministry of Road Transport, Guwahati, Sanjay Kumar, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, Jintu Das, Joint Director, Directorate of Jute Development, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmer’s Welfare, Rahul Chaurasia, Deputy Director, Deptt. Of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.
The meeting was also attended by Gyanendra Dev Tripathi, Principal Secretary to the Govt. of Assam and Chief Executive Officer of ASDMA and other senior officers of various line departments of Govt. of Assam.