Silchar, June 23: Minister for Transport, Fisheries and Excise, Parimal Suklabaidya visited different flood affected areas in Silchar town and adjoining areas on Thursday.
Minister Suklabaidya has been camping in Cachar district and touring different parts of the Barak Valley hit by unprecedented deluge rendering tens of thousands of people homeless. He has been constantly monitoring the flood situation with the district administrations of Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi and ensuring that relief and rescue operations are being carried out on a war footing. Suklabaidya is the Guardian Minister for Karimganj, Hailakandi and Hojai districts of Assam.
Besides, reviewing the flood situation with the district administrations of Barak Valley, the Minister has been visiting the flood affected areas either on foot wading through ankle-deep or chest deep water or on boat and other modes of transport like motorbike to reach out to the people in distress. He visited many relief camps set up by the Cachar and Karimganj administrations to oversee the distribution of relief materials to the camp inmates. He inquired about their wellbeing and also the kind of relief work carried out in the affected areas.
Witnessing the damages caused by the devastating floods, Suklabaidya heard out the grievances of the victims. He assured that the government would provide all possible help to get rid of their woes.
On Thursday, Suklabaidya took part in the review meeting chaired by the Chief Minister with the Cachar district administration in Silchar.
Altogether 2,32,002 people have been hit by the deluge in Cachar district, 2,81,271 in Karimganj and 51,399 in Hailakandi district.