Rajnath Singh leaves for Assam to review flood situation
Over 17 lakh people have been affected due to floods in 21 districts of the state
As the north-east state of Assam reels under flood and conditions worsen, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday left for the state to take stock of the situation in flood-affected areas of the state.
"Leaving New Delhi for Guwahati to take stock of the situation in flood-affected areas of Assam," Singh tweeted.
According to reports, at least 20 persons are dead and over 17 lakh affected due to floods in 21 districts of the state.
The Union Minister is expected to make an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas of Nagaon, Morigaon and Kaziranga in Assam.
He will also visit Bhagatgaon camp set up for the flood-affected residents in Morigaon district and meet Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and state government officials before returning to Delhi in the evening.