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PM Modi reviews Assam floods, chairs high level meeting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday took stock of worsening floods, which have killed 84 people so far. The Prime Minister will take an aerial survey and is likely to meet flood victims.


By   |  Updated On : August 01, 2017 07:21 PM
PM Modi reviews Assam floods, chairs high level meeting (ANI Photo)

PM Modi reviews Assam floods, chairs high level meeting (ANI Photo)

New Delhi :  

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday took stock of worsening floods, which have killed 84 people so far. The Prime Minister will take an aerial survey and is likely to meet flood victims. 

He also chaired a series of high-level meetings to review the flood situation, and the relief operations in the North Eastern States, particularly in the states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur, the PMO said.

Chief Ministers and senior officials from these states were present at the meetings.

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On Monday, PM Modi announced Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of those who lost their lives in the floods in Assam. He also announced Rs 50,000 each for those seriously injured in the floods in the state, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said.

“Tomorrow, PM @narendramodi will be in Assam, where he will review the situation arising due to floods and the relief work,” the PMO tweeted on Monday.

Earlier, the prime minister announced Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of those who lost their lives in the floods in Rajasthan as well.

He also sanctioned Rs 50,000 each for those seriously injured in the floods in Rajasthan.

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First Published: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 08:27 AM


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