Currently, a population of 23,118 is still affected by flood in nine districts, according to a report by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA). Some 4,716 people are housed in 19 relief camps.
Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia today apprised a seven-member inter-ministerial central team on the measures taken by the state government to deal with the situation. The central team headed by Home Ministry's Joint Secretary V Shashanka Sekhar arrived in Guwahati today to assess the flood situation and erosion affected areas of the state.
The chief secretary highlighted the need to strengthen the 5,000-km-long embankments, improve road communication and to chalk out a permanent solution, officials said.
This is the first time that an inter-ministerial central team is visiting Assam in the midst of flood to assess damage, which signifies the urgent follow-up action taken by the centre, sources said.