Assam: Himanta reviews flood situation, says 30 embankments breached

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Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday reviewed the ongoing flood situation in Assam.

Minister Sarma said a total of 30 embankments have breached during the current wave of floods in the state.

The floods affected 30 of the total 33 districts of Assam this year.

As per the latest flood report released by the Assam Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) on Wednesday, 20 districts are still under flood waters.

Lakhs of people have been rendered homeless by the floods forcing many of them to take shelter in relief camps set up by the district administrations.

“From this year on, we are not going to mend the breached embankments,” said Sarma while talking to newsmen on Wednesday after the review meeting....

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