Assam Flood landslide

Guwahati, May 23: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma expresses gratitude to the Indian Air force & other agencies for reaching out to the worst-hit flood areas of Assam and sending relief to flood & landslide-affected people in Dima Hasao.

CM Sarma shared the glimpse and said that “Reaching out with relief to flood & landslide-affected people in Dima Hasao, which remains cut off, remains our top priority. Grateful to @IAF_MCC & other agencies for air-dropping food items & diesel in far-flung areas, which will help in road clearance & movement of vehicles.”

A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) distributed relief materials to the people stuck in the flood-affected areas of Assam’s Dima Hasao district. The team also rescued a few people stuck in the areas.

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The Indian airforce airlifted the team in order to reach the remote areas of Dima Hasao as traveling by road or railway was not possible. HPS Kandari, an NDRF commandant, told India Today that rail and road connectivity to Dima Hasao had been badly affected and the team needed to reach the affected areas on an emergency basis.

The damage to road and rail connectivity has also halted the supply of essential food and water to the area.

A few days back, 119 passengers were airlifted from New Halfong railway station.

The NDRF is also involved in conducting rescue and relief operations in Cachar, Nagaon, and Hojai districts affected by the flood.