CM’s visit to flood affected areas cancelled

TURA: Chief Minister Conrad Sangma’s proposed visit to the plains of West Garo Hills to review the flood situation was on Sunday postponed on account of the prevailing weather conditions. The chief minister’s chopper was scheduled to land 3:30 pm at Shyamnagar Football Playground under Phulbari Police station.
He was to review the flood situation in the area along with Phulbari MLA, S G Esmatur Mominin. However, inclement weather compelled him to postpone the proposed visit and the chief minister will be leaving for Delhi from Guwahati.
With water level continuing to rise in the plains belt of Garo Hills, Phulbari MLA Esmatur Mominin declared the areas flood-affected. The announcement is expected to help at least 1.1 lakh people get relief.
Fifty villages in Demdema Block have been affected with a population of 57,700. In Selsella Block, over 66,400 people in 104 villages have been hit. The numbers are expected to go up.

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