Assam and Meghalaya CM to meet Shah on flood and landslides

CM of Meghalaya Conrad K Sangma and Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma will soon meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the flooding and landslide situation in their states which has destroyed the livelihood of thousands.

Shillong, May 21: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma and his Assam counterpart Himanta Biswa Sarma would soon meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the flood and landslide situation. “The Assam Chief Minister would first hold a joint meeting with the Meghalaya government to review the overall impact of the flood and landslide situation before going to Delhi to meet Home Minister,” Sangma said. On Wednesday, Sarma held a virtual meeting with Sangma on the current natural disaster and requested him to intervene in clearing the route and extend help to the stranded people on the NH6.

“We held a discussion with the deputy commissioners and the department concerned. Necessary action was taken to ensure the passage is clear,” Sangma said. The Chief Minister said he will hold a meeting with Deputy Commissioners. And other agencies to review the situation so that all arrangements are made. And the state is not caught unawares. Fourteen people have died in the floods and landslides. Besides over 8 lakh people across 2,585 villages in 29 districts due pre-monsoon rains. So far in Meghalaya three people died. And many were affected due to the recent natural calamity and landslides at various along the Khliehriat-Ratacherra. On the NH-6 had affected the traffic movement towards Mizoram, Tripura, Manipur and Barack Valley of Assam. Six villages along the India-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district were also cut off. After a bridge connecting these with the rest of the State was washed away.

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