Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced a 2,350 crore rupees for the North East after holding a review meeting on the flood situation with several North Eastern states in Guwahati today.
Talking to media after the meeting, Assam Water Resource minister Keshab Mahanta said that Rs 250 crore have already been released for Assam for immediate rehabilitation measures.
He said the Prime Minister announced two thousand crore rupees for flood affected North Eastern states for infrastructure development.
The minister further said Mr. Modi has announced to set up a high- powered committee to study the permanent solution to Assam’s flood problem for which 100 crore rupees would be given. The Prime Minister asserted that Assam’s problem is also the problem of the country and assured to take steps to convert problems into possibilities.
Earlier PM held a series of review meetings with the Chief Ministers of Assam, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur. DoNER minister Jitendra Singh and Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain also attended the meeting.
Later, Prime Minister also addressed the legislators of the NDA partners from Assam. The Assam government has submitted a memorandum to Mr. Modi on flood, urging the Prime Minister to convert 5 thousand kilometres embankments into road cum embankment.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also approved 2 lakh rupees each for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to floods in the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura.
The Prime Minister’s Office said, 50 thousand rupees will be given to those seriously injured due to floods in the states.