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362 families takes shelter as water level of major rivers rises
362 families takes shelter as water level of major rivers rises

Agartala, June 23 (TIWN): Water level of major rivers in state have risen but did not cross the red mark, resulting into floods in a number of inhabited areas, said Minister for Revenue Badal Chowdhury while talking to reporters at civil secretariat today evening.According to the minister major rivers of the state - Khowai, Dhalai, Howrah, Gomati, Muari, Kakri, Manu and Feni water level have risen but did not cross the red mark.

The minister said 45 families of Srilanka basti and 5 families of Rishi Colony, Pratapgarh under Sadar sub division had to take shelter in Chandrapur JB school.Under Bishalgarh sub division 32 families     took shelter in Krishna Anganwadi centre, Besides 95 families of Purba Nalchar, Parshim Nalchar and Dakshim Nalchar under Sonmura sub division and 185 families Rouuthkhola, Dakshin Charilam, Ragunathpur and Bishalghar Nagar panchayat area under Bishalgarh sub division and 30 families of Paschim Majlispur, Baldakhal and Majlishpur under Jirania sub division have been affected due to inundation of their houses partially assessment of loss are being under taken by the district administration. They were provided cooked and dry food.

The revenue minister informed d that DM and collectors are having adeaquate funds under SDRF, moreover on June 12, Rs 4.5 crore have been placed with the DMs. All the DMs and SDMs have been alerted of heavy rainfall from the State Control Room for taking appropriate advance action.     

Meanwhile officials of the Indian Meteorological Department Regional Office predicted, “Moderate rain or thundershowers will occur across the state in the next 24 hours. Mornings will be cooler for the next two days. The state will continue getting rainfall for a week”.

The maximum temperature was recorded at 27.2 degree Celsius this morning. The minimum was recorded at 25.2 degree Celsius. The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to hover around the 30 and 26 degrees Celsius mark respectively, the official added. The Met department said cloudy weather condition is likely to continue for the next couple of days.



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