Normalcy returns in flood-hit Assam and Madhya Pradesh as major rivers show a receding trend
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 11-Jul-2016

New Delhi, July 11: Normalcy returned to flood-hit states of Assam and Madhya Pradesh on Sunday as heavy rainfall triggered by floods disrupted normal life across both the states. A total of 112,307 people in 213 villages of Lakhimpur, Nagaon, Golaghat, Morigaon, Biswanath, Barpeta and Jorhat districts were marooned by flood till late Friday, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority official said. However, in Assam, the flood situation has slightly improved today as major rivers including the Brahmaputra are showing a receding trend.According to media sources, the Jorhat district administration said that reports of inundation of new areas have not been received today. Officials said that nearly 50 thousand people have been affected in Jorhat district alone. Flood waters have also damaged nearly seven thousand hectare of crop land and also affected livestock. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal reviewed the flood situation yesterday, as he instructed ministers and legislators to visit flood affected areas.

He also instructed the Health department to monitor health and hygiene related issues. Sonowal stressed on providing proper relief materials to women and infants. The Chief Secretary appraised that there would not be dearth of funds to tackle flood.

Rainfall receded in Madhya Pradesh giving relief to people in the excessive rain affected districts. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan reviewed the flood situation at a meeting in Bhopal and said  that 15 people were killed in rain related incidents in different parts and three people were missing.  He said, situation is fast returning to normalcy in most parts and district collectors have been asked to remain alert.  

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday spoke to Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on the flood situation in the state. "Spoke to CM Madhya Pradesh who apprised me of the flood situation in the state. Rescue and relief operations are in full swing," Rajnath Singh tweeted. Chouhan informed that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to him over phone and he made him aware about actual flood situation. Chouhan also tweeted, "Highly thankful to central government for valuable support and assuring all possible assistance to deal with the crisis."