Modi on day-long visit to Assam to review flood devastation  

UNI
Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Guwahati on a day-long visit to Assam today to review the situation in the aftermath of devastating floods, which has claimed over 80 lives.  

State governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and top officials of the state welcomed Mr Modi at the Guwahati airport. 

Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Guwahati on a day-long visit to Assam today to review the situation in the aftermath of devastating floods, which has claimed over 80 lives.  

State governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and top officials of the state welcomed Mr Modi at the Guwahati airport. 

He is scheduled to review the situation in the aftermath of the floods with the chief minister, other ministers and top officials at the Assam Administrative Staff College premise here.  

Later, the prime minister will address a joint legislative party meet of BJP and its allies AGP and BPF at the same venue.  

Mr Modi will also hold a separate meeting with the chief ministers of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur.  

Official sources said here the focus of the visit would be on finding lasting solutions to the flood and erosion problems.  

The Assam government will also submit a memorandum to the prime minister over the problems.  

At least 82 people were killed and over 25 lakh population affected in 29 districts of the state in floods in Assam this year so far. 

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