Ministry of DoNER sanctions Rs 200 Crore for flood affected North Eastern states
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 01-Nov-2017

New Delhi, November 1: After North East was left sunk in the floods this year; to overcome the damage caused to the north eastern states the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) has sanctioned Rs 200 Crore for flood affected reconstruction works in the four North Eastern States of Assam, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram. 

Union Minister of State for the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region DoNER Dr Jitendra Singh announced about the financial funds. Pertinent to mention that during his visit to Northeast in August this year to review the flood situation in the four States, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced a flood relief package of Rs 2,000 Crore.

Dr Jitendra Singh said, this year had witnessed unprecedented floods and the rainfall was more than 100% higher than that in the preceding months during the same period of time. As a result, he said, the damage was colossal and the relief and rehabilitation operations also got disrupted.

 

Dr Jitendra Singh said, a high-level committee has also been constituted to monitor the flood related operations and plan for future roadmap to avoid such situations.

Referring to the keen interest and priority shown by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Dr Jitendra Singh recalled that not only the Prime Minister began monitoring the flood situation right from day one, but he was also personally calling up the Chief Ministers of the concerned States for the latest feedback and also offered important tips and advice.

Dr. Jitendra Singh also gave the good news that the first-ever airport at Sikkim coming up at Pakyong is ready to become functional soon, informed Dr Jitendra Singh.