Rajnath Singh takes aerial survey of Assam floods

Many parts of Assam has been reeling under flood for last few days

Rajnath Singh takes aerial survey of Assam floods

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh takes an aerial survey of flood-affected areas in Assam as the district administrations accelerate relief and rescue operations.

"Home Minister accompanied by CM Assam Sarbananda Sonwal and Jitendra Singh (DONER minister) conducting aerial survey of flood hit areas (in Assam)," the Home Minister's office (HMO) tweeted.

Following the survey, the union minister will also visit Bhagatgaon camp set up for the flood-affected residents in Morigaon district and meet the state government officials before returning to Delhi in the evening.

"He will survey Nagaon, Morigaon and Kaziranga. Home Minister will also meet the people affected by the Assam floods at Bhatgaon camp in Morigaon district," HMO said in another tweet.

Singh on Saturday morning left for Assam to take take stock of the situation following heavy rain and floods that have left at least 20 persons dead and over 17 lakh affected across the state's 21 districts.

Earlier in the morning, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said he would be accompanying Singh during his visit to Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

"Leaving with Rajnathji for Arunachal-Assam flood survey," Rijiju tweeted.