Assam Govt instructs departments to gear up relief measures in flood-hit areas

, 9:23 AM IST

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal has instructed all concerned departments to gear up relief measures in flood hit areas, as over 1 lakh people are still reeling under the fury of flood.

The Chief Minister reviewed the flood situation with senior officials in Guwahati last evening.

Jorhat and Golaghat are the worst hit districts, as flood water damaged crop land and affected livestock.

The Chief Minister instructed ministers, legislators and Deputy Commissioners to visit flood affected areas.

He also told Health department to monitor the health related situation in marooned areas.

Meanwhile, the Army has been roped into the rescue and relief operation in Jorhat district and the troopers, along with local teams of rescuers were evacuating people from the flooded areas to safer shelters.