AALO, Jul 15: Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju arrived at Aalo on Saturday and made spot inspection of the devastations caused by the recent flood and landslides, and had close interaction with the flood affected people.
The Minister disclosed that the central government has already released some aid and assistance for flood affected states and Rs 5 lakhs has been released to General Hospital, Aalo for purchase of medicines to deal with likely outbreak of diseases post flood.
“Though government will not be able to compensate all the losses, but some relief and assistance will definitely be provided to the affected”, he said and asked for sending consolidated report on damages to the government.
Responding to grievances of the people for flood protective measures at vulnerable locations to safeguard important establishments of Aalo town, Rijiju said that it will require a very large project and the matter will be discussed in the future.
The Minister was accompanied by a high-level central team comprising senior officials of the NDRF, the NDMA and the Niti Aayog, along with Deputy Speaker Tumke Bagra and Deputy Commissioner Gamli Padu. (DIPRO)