Ajmal seeks Rs 1,000 crore relief package for Assam floods

By TCN News
Member of Parliament and AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal raised the issue of floods in Assam during the Zero Hour of the Lok Sabha on April 27, and asked the central government to announce a relief package of Rs 1,000 along with the deployment of the NDRF team.

Even as large parts of Central and West India have been suffering from drought, the North East has received a lot of unseasonal rainfall, causing extensive damage in Ajmal’s constituency Dhubri along with Barpeta, Nagaon, Sivasagar, Jorhat, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh along with the Cachar Hills region and the Barak Valley. Landslides were reported in parts of Cachar Hills especially Haflong, while Karimganj and Hailakandi have been threatened with flood-like situation since early April. The rains have thrown the Badarpur-Lamding train service out of gear.

Badruddin Ajmal (file photo)

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Ajmal also requested the Centre to declare the floods and erosion problems in Assam as a national calamity and prepare a mechanism to fight the problem and find out a permanent solution. This is not the first time that Ajmal has made similar demands. In December 2015 also, the AIUDF chief and Dhubri MP Badruddin Ajmal raised the issue flood and erosion in Assam in the Parliament and urged the House to finalise sort of permanent solution to this problem.

“We are with the flood-affected people of Chennai and Tamil Nadu. We want the government of India to provide all kind of necessary help. But here I would like to mention that as I am from Assam, even our union home minister for state affair Kiren Rijiju is also aware of the fact, this problem (flood and erosion) has become a part of our destiny,” Ajmal had said.

Heavy rains have also affected parts of Arunachal Pradesh, especially the Anjaw district and Tawang. In Meghalaya too, unseasonal rains have done extensive damage in the region of West Jaintia Hills.


Continuous rains in April leave residents of West Jaintia Hills flummoxed and counting losses