1. Assam Floods: PM Narendra Modi announces Rs 2,000 crore assistance for North East, Rs 2 lakh ex gratia for deceased

Assam Floods: PM Narendra Modi announces Rs 2,000 crore assistance for North East, Rs 2 lakh ex gratia for deceased

Modi made the announcement after chairing a series of high-level meetings to review the flood situation.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: August 1, 2017 4:31 PM
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PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced Rs 2,000 crore assistance for North Eastern states hit by flood. Along with the assistance, Modi also announced an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakhs for the kin of those killed in floods and Rs 50,000 for the injured. The money will be released from Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund. Modi also announced an assistance of Rs 2,000 cr for the flood-hit North Easter states. Modi made the announcement after chairing a series of high-level meetings to review the flood situation, and relief operations in the North Eastern States, particularly in the states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, and Manipur.

The Prime Minister also took a stock of the evacuation and the relief operations being carried out in flood-hit areas. In Assam, two waves of floods have affected more than 25 lakh people in 29 districts of the state this year. The administration is reported to have set up 1,098 relief camps and distribution centers. Reports say that receding has been observed in the current wave of floods, however, six districts are still reeling under floods and over 2,000 people have taken shelter in the relief camps. At least 70 people have been killed in floods in the northeastern state.

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    Kushal Kumar
    Aug 2, 2017 at 5:40 am
    This Vedic astrology writer had alerted against massive floods and connected serious problems in Gujrat , Rajasthan , north –east and other vulnerable States through article “ 2017 – an opportune year for India with major worrisome concerns in February-March and August-September” issued widely to Indian news media last year in October and November 2016. The text of the alert covering near and in August-September 2017 , reads like this : “ near and in August-September times, look to be presenting health hazards or epidemics. Floods and landslides may generate huge worry in Gujrat , Rajasthan and other vulnerable States of India. Plants and crops including food crops could fall short of normal expectations. Huge dangerous super sea storm in coastal areas could likely lash at , among others , Gujrat leaving a distinct mark of devastation on the land”. Going by news reports as on 31 July 2017 , it can be said that the alert has been meaningful.
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      Kushal Kumar
      Aug 1, 2017 at 8:50 pm
      This Vedic astrology writer had alerted against massive floods and connected serious problems in Gujrat , Rajasthan and other vulnerable States through article “ 2017 – an opportune year for India with major worrisome concerns in February-March and August-September” issued widely to Indian news media last year in October and November 2016. The text of the alert covering near and in August-September 2017 , reads like this : “ near and in August-September times, look to be presenting health hazards or epidemics. Floods and landslides may generate huge worry in Gujrat , Rajasthan and other vulnerable States of India. Plants and crops including food crops could fall short of normal expectations". Contemporary news reports suggest that alert made about 10 months past from now has been meaningful. Be alert in coming days.
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