Monsoon floods and landslides unleashed by unprecedented rains have killed hundreds and affected lakhs across the country with places like Assam and Bihar being adversely affected. Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered all support to Assam and also spoke to CM Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday and Monday regarding the situation in the state.
Further, he also spoke to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the flood situation in the state on Monday and assured him of all support from the Centre to mitigate the situation.
The situation is being monitored closely, the prime minister said. "My thoughts are with all those affected by floods inparts of Bihar," Modi said.
"Centre assures all support to Bihar government tomitigate the flood situation. Teams of @NDRFHQ are in Bihar for rescue and relief work," the PMO tweeted.
All possible support is being provided to Assam for overcoming the flood situation prevailing in parts of the state tweets PM Modi— ANI (@ANI) August 14, 2017
Due to rains in the catchment areas of Nepal andSeemanchal district, rivers like Mahananda and Kankai in Biharhave swelled leading to floods in four districts.
Ever since Assam has witnessed flooding, the Central Government has been closely & constantly monitoring the situation tweets PM Modi— ANI (@ANI) August 14, 2017
The chief minister had demanded an additional deploymentof 10 companies of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)in the state, besides deployment of the Indian Air Force'shelicopters to carry out relief-and-rescue operations.
PM Modi spoke to Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal yesterday & today regarding the flood situation in the state. pic.twitter.com/AR6MeaYK7b— ANI (@ANI) August 14, 2017
PM Narendra Modi speaks to Bihar CM Nitish Kumar regarding the flood situation in parts of the state, says situation being monitored closely pic.twitter.com/liGxany4lG— ANI (@ANI) August 14, 2017
With PTI inputs