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Floods in Assam claim 30 lives, more than ten lakh people displaced

Monsoon has started to show its true colours in the form of floods in the state of Assam. The floods which is said to be the worst in more than a decade, has claimed more than 30 lives and as many as ten lakh people have been displaced.

The situation was reviewed on June 30 and the Centre has assured of help to the state government to handle the crisis. A meeting was chaired by Ajit Seth the Cabinet secretary to access the unprecedented floods in the state.

The meeting was also attended by PC Sharma, the Assam chief secretary and the state government officials. An official spokes person has informed that the floods have damaged the railways lines in certain parts of the state and action will be taken to restore it.

It was also said that the state had adequate stock of food grains and the Centre has also assured that all possible help will b provided to the state government in terms of dealing with the situation. 15 teams of National Disaster Response Force have been deployed on June 29 by the Home Ministry. The teams comprise of 548 personnel along with 60 boats and other necessary equipments to carry out rescue operations.

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