Tripura: Monsoon creates havoc in Tripura, over 3500 families rendered homeless

The Southwest monsoon has covered most parts of northeast India while the floods caused due to heavy rains are creating havoc in Tripura and other north-eastern states like Mizoram.

So far, over 3,500 families have been rendered homeless and 500 families were evacuated to six relief camps during the past 24 hours  in West Tripura’s Sadar sub-division as their homes were submerged by water in the rain hit state,  NDTV reported.

Tripura’s Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has conducted an aerial survey in the worst-affected parts in the north of the state and reviewed the latest situation arising due to the heavy downpour, urged the people residing in low-lying areas to move to safer places or relief camps.

CM Biplab Kumar Dev has assured the citizens in the relief camps of all possible help from the State Government and instructed officials to take all necessary measures to deliver timely relief and assistance to the citizens.

Further, he announced Rs.5 lac ex-gratia payment for the kin of the deceased.

CM Biplab Kumar Deb has spoken to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on flood situation due to heavy rainfall in the state and requested the Centre for immediate assistance from Army for rescue & evacuation operation. He also requested Home Minister to increase number of NDRF teams in the state.

As per the latest report received on flood relief work in Tripura as on 1900 hrs, 189 relief camps have been set up where more than 25,000 people have taken shelter. CM Biplab Kumar Dev is constantly monitoring the relief work to ensure round the clock assistance for citizens.

Following the flood situation,  the state’s lone women cabinet Minister Santana Chakma, on Wednesday visited flood-affected areas and directed officials to provide immediate relief and rehabilitation to the affected people.

Minister Santana Chakma visiting  flood-affected areas at Pecharthal in Tripura

According to an official of the Tripura Disaster Management Control Centre, at least four people, including two aged men and a teenager, died across Tripura due to landslides, falling trees or fishing in flooded rivers.

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