Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday review the damage caused by floods in Assam during his visit to the state. The Prime Minister, who arrived at the Lokopriyo Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, was received by Governor Banwarilal Purohit and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
The Prime Minister interacted with the Chief Minister of Assam along with ministers from the Centre and state to find a permanent solution to the Assam flood. PM is also expected to address a meeting of ruling BJP and its alliance partners-- the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and the Bodo Peoples' Front.
On his arrival, he was lead to the nearby Assam Administrative Staff College where he is scheduled to hold three meetings, before returning to New Delhi in the afternoon. He was received at the Staff College by the chief minister, his cabinet colleagues, and senior state government officials.
The Prime Minister, on Monday, also announced relief funds for victims of Assam and Rajasthan floods. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Rs. 2 lakh each for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives in the floods in Assam and Rajasthan." The announcement added "Rs. 50,000 each for those seriously injured in the floods in Assam and Rajasthan."
(With inputs from PTI)