New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced a compensation of Rs. two lakh each for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives in the floods in Assam and Rajasthan.
The Prime Minister also announced Rs. 50,000 each for those seriously injured in the floods in the two states.
Yesterday in his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Prime Minister Modi said that extensive relief is being provided to the flood-hit states and crop insurance companies have been asked to be pro-active in settlement of claims of the affected farmers.
He said the situation in flood-affected states including Assam, Gujarat, Rajasthan and West Bengal is being fully monitored and several agencies like the Army, the IAF, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and paramilitary forces are engaged in rescue and relief operations Wherever possible, union ministers are visiting the affected states.
In Assam, as many as 79 people lost their lives in the devastating floods, eight of them in Guwahati.
In Rajasthan, after stopping first spell of monsoon rain, rescue and relief operations have been expedited in flooded districts including Sirohi, Jalore, Pali and Barmer. Thousands of people are still living in shelters in flooded areas. Since July 22, 17 people have lost their lives in the state.