New Delhi, India: On Friday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi urged party members and leaders to help those in Assam who have been devastated by severe flooding.
"In Assam, catastrophic flooding has displaced thousands of people. I urge all members of Congress and their leaders to continue to provide all possible assistance to the rescue and relief efforts "he wrote in a tweet
Floods in Assam have affected over seven lakh people in 29 districts, killing nine persons.
"The flood situation in the state has affected 7,17,046 individuals across 29 districts to date. So far, nine people have perished as a result of floods and landslides "On Thursday, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority released a statement.
According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, 1413 villages are currently under water, with Nagaon being the worst-hit district, with 2.88 lakh people affected. It stated approximately 1.2 lakh people in Cachar and more than 1.07 lakh people in Hojai were affected.
In addition, the Assam Cabinet resolved to create a Rs 3000 emergency jet service between Silchar and Guwahati to alleviate the communication problem caused by floods and landslides in Dima Hasao and Barak Valley.
The Cachar district administration has closed all educational institutions (public and private) and non-essential private establishments in the district for 48 hours (May 19th and 20th) due to the flood scenario.