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Sonia lends a hand to flood victims

August 02, 2004

Sonia Gandhi with flood victimsHouses under the Indira Awas Yojana will be built for the homeless flood victims of Assam, Congress President Sonia Gandhi said on Monday.

After visiting three relief camps in Morigaon district, 97 per cent of which is under water, Gandhi said the Centre would soon start working on the scheme.

The three camps were Jagiraod College, HPC camp and another near National Highway 37 near Amolighat.

She assured the victims that all steps would be taken to ensure that the state tides over the problem created by the floods.

The United Progressive Alliance chairperson, accompanied by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and other party leaders, made an aerial survey of the flood-hit areas of Nagaon and Morigaon district.

She also said that the Centre would draw up a plan to solve the recurring flood problem in the state.

She announced Rs 20 lakh from the All India Congress Committee to the victims before leaving for New Delhi.

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Sub: concentrate on long term measures

Let the government concentrate on long-term measures to control flood in flood affected regions. Developed countries have successfully done that. Building small dams will help.

Posted by sahana joshi

Sub: Very nice

Dear Sir, It is very nice that Mrs Sonia Gandhi is doing what ever she can as the Congress President and Chair person of United ...

Posted by Baby

Sub: View

What else is she supposed to do? Considering that she doesn't have any work (what office does she hold?)

Posted by Kaushik

Sub: Sonia's Visit To Flood Affected Areas

Sonia's visit is nice development for the people of Assam who are still under the shock they had from the natural calamity.The disastrous situation should ...

Posted by Ashok Bireddy


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