PM Narendra Modi expresses anguish over flood situation in North East, promises help

"I am anguished by the situation arising due to floods in various parts of the Northeast. I share the pain of all those affected by floods," Modi tweeted

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:July 12, 2017 5:47 pm
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed anguish over the flood situation in various parts of the Northeast and promised all possible help from the Centre. He said he had asked Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju to personally supervise the rescue and relief operations and facilitate all possible help needed.

The Prime Minister said he had spoken to Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu and officials, both in Delhi and the states, on the flood situation. Five persons were killed and nine went missing yesterday as a massive landslide triggered by incessant rains hit eight dwellings in Arunachal Pradesh’s Papum Pare district.

“I am anguished by the situation arising due to floods in various parts of the Northeast. I share the pain of all those affected by floods,” Modi tweeted. “The entire nation stands with the people of Northeast during this time. Centre assures all possible help to normalise the situation,” he added in another tweet.

In Assam, the flood situation deteriorated further yesterday, with six more people losing their lives and over 15 lakh people across 23 districts affected by the deluge. With this, the toll in this year’s flood related cases has gone up to 39, including eight in Guwahati, a Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) report said.

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    Kushal Kumar
    Jul 13, 2017 at 7:53 am
    This Vedic astrology writer has already alerted the global community for more care and appropriate strategy by saying that during about 24 June and after till about September , more so during 19 August to 4 September , in present year 2017 , among other things , huge floods , landslides and building-slide could cause major worrisome concern in vulnerable regions or countries round the globe. These alerts of 16 May 2017 in this writer's article - " Is World War III round the corner ?" -- were published in the Summer (June) 2017 issue of The Astrologer's Notebook , a quarterly print Newsletter from North Port , Florida (US). It seems the alert has been meaningful. It seems these alerts are finding confirmation by floods , landslides , building -slides and connected woes during about second half June and in July in 2017, in China , Japan , India and other vulnerable countries.
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    Roby Mani
    Jul 13, 2017 at 12:37 am
    Wow the man has woken up from his slumber after trotting all over the world. He has realised that something bad is happening to the people in India.
  3. R
    Jul 12, 2017 at 9:06 pm
    You need to send the army to the spot and you must visit to feel the suffering. If you do aerial survey please please...... do not post a photo shopped photo in your twitter like you did in Chennai!!!!!!!!! Army is busy in border facing China and aggression...... but this even after your surgical strikes and chest thumping!! Only one good thing surgical strike did was .............fetching you UP!! Wake up and start doing something.....!!!
  4. R
    Jul 12, 2017 at 8:55 pm
    Do not show your anguish on twitter but do something on ground!!