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Conrad to make aerial survey of flood-affected Garo Hills today
 TURA, July 13 - Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma will make an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas of the plain belt of West Garo Hills (WGH) district tomorrow.

The CM is expected to be accompanied by MLAs of Phulbari and Rajabala, SG Esmatur Mominin (Rahibul) and Azad Zaman, who had earlier apprised him of the current situation.

Yesterday, the deputy commissioner of WGH, Ram Singh had visited the affected areas and stated that the situation was being monitored. Charbatapara, Bangalkhata and Haribhanga villages have been the worst affected.

The rising water has inundated many houses forcing inmates to abandon their homes. With most tubewells getting submerged, drinking water has become a real problem for the flood-affected.

“All farm lands are under flood water. The water has reached the level of the AMPT Road. The affected people are clamouring for food and water,” said Ishraful Hoque of ACHDO, an NGO based in Chibinang.

Meanwhile, the All Meghalaya Minority Students’ Union (AMMSU) has demanded relief for the victims of the flood. “We request the administration to quickly help with relief materials,” said AMMSU president, Nur Islam.

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