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Assam to request Geological Survey of India for mapping of land-slide prone spots of the state

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said the Geological Survey of India will be requested to carry out a survey in the state.

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Last Updated: Jun 04, 2020, 10.21 PM IST
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Landslides in North-eastern India are triggered by incessant rain in the rainy season.
GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that for mapping the land-slide prone spots of the state Geological Survey of India will be requested to carry out a survey in the state.

On Tuesday 21 people died in landslide in Barak valley in Assam. Sonowal on Thursday visited Barak valley and asked the Deputy Commissioners of Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi to constitute landslide monitoring and response team at the revenue circle level.

Landslides in North-eastern India are triggered by incessant rain in the rainy season. Northeast India receives pre and monsoon rains.

Chairing a meeting to review the flood and land slide situation in Barak Valley at Silchar today, Chief Minister Sonowal gave this direction. Sonowal also said that for mapping the land-slide prone spots of the state, the Geological Survey of India will be requested to carry out a survey in the state. He also directed the DC of each district of Barak Valley to evacuate people from the land-slide prone areas and place them at a safer place.

He also said that the state faced with two pronged problems namely COVID 19 pandemic and flood. He, therefore, asked the DCs to adequately follow social distancing protocols while taking steps to keep the flood affected people in the relief camps.

He also emphasised on the importance for the people to use masks and maintain cleanliness. In the meeting the Principal of Silchar Medical College informed the Chief Minister that facilities have been made to conduct 1000 Covid 19 tests on a daily basis. Sonowal also stressed on the need of lifting the morale of the health workers working as Covid warriors. He also asked the DCs to provide fodder for the flood affected cattle.

Chief Minister Sonowal also gave financial assistance to the next of the kin of those persons killed in the land slide.
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