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CPI(M) takes stock of flood situation

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) took stock of the flood situation in various parts of the country in its two-day meeting on July 30 and 31, especially in East and northern parts of the country, owing heavy rain.

During the meeting, the party affirmed that the Central Government should immediately conduct a survey of all the affected districts. The committee also asked the Centre to make an assessment and rush immediate relief to all those affected places.

Assam and Bihar are the worst affected. Reports of heavy loss of lives, displacement of several lakhs and rendering tens of thousands homeless have come up. The havoc inflicted in various states is unprecedented. Several districts continue to remain marooned.

Meanwhile, the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday conducted aerial survey of the flood-affected state of Assam. He took stock of Kaziranga, Nagaon and Morigaon, some of the worst-affected areas in Assam.

Addressing a press conference after the survey, the minister announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh to the victims of the flood.
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