GUWAHATI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of the flood, erosion, COVID-19 and Baghjan OIL fire situation of the state on Sunday.
During a telephonic conversation with Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Prime Minister Modi also expressed solidarity with the people of Assam during these difficult times.
The Prime Minister said that the Central government was keeping a close watch on flood, erosion, COVID-19 and Baghjan fire situation in the State and had been standing closely with the people of Assam during these difficult times. He also assured all help and cooperation from the Central government in managing these challenges.
During the conversation, Sonowal apprised the Prime Minister that 26 districts of the State have been affected by the current wave of flood and the State government is taking steps for providing shelter to the flood-affected people in the relief camps set up for the purpose and strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols have been ensured in those relief camps.
In the COVID-19 front, Sonowal apprised the Prime Minister that the number of positive cases was increasing in the State.
Referring to the Baghjan oil well fire incident, the chief minister informed that the Union petroleum ministry had been persistently carrying out activities to completely douse the fire and the State government was extending all cooperation in this regard.