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Seven-member central team to visit Assam on Tuesday

August 20, 2012 19:46 IST

To assess relief and rehabilitation requirements of violence-affected people, a team of seven senior central officials will visit Assam on Tuesday.

The inter-ministerial delegation of joint secretaries will visit Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Chirang and Baksa districts and see the steps being taken for relief and rehabilitation of those affected during the recent violence between Bodos and immigrant minorities.

Apart from Joint Secretary (Northeast) in the Home Ministry Shambhu Singh and Joint Secretary (Disaster Management) R K Srivastava, the other officers belong to the Ministries of Health, Rural Development, Food, Department of Drinking Water and Planning Commission.

The team will hold meetings with state government officials and take stock of the plans being chalked out to implement the Rs 300-crore relief package announced by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for violence-hit survivors. Singh had announced the package during his visit to some violence-hit areas.

The officials also held a meeting with Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth on Monday evening which was also attended by Union Home Secretary R K Singh.

Shambhu Singh will be coordinator of the delegation.

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