Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on June 18 to inquire about the state’s present flood crisis and assured him of all possible assistance from the Centre.
Assam CM Sarma’s Tweet
“At 6 am today, Hon PM Shri @narendramodi ji called me to enquire about the #flood situation in #Assam. While expressing his concerns over the hardships being faced by people due to this natural calamity, Hon PM assured all help from Central Govt. Humbled by his reassuring generosity,” CM Sarma said in a tweet.
As per Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), the flood situation in Assam has worsened, with nine more persons killed and over 18 lakh people affected.
As per the state data, a total of 2,930 villages under 96 revenue circles are currently underwater. Over 18.94 lakh people are still affected in 28 districts across the state.
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