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Over 9,000 people affected in Cachar
Staff Correspondent
 SILCHAR, July 14 - Even as water level of river Barak is receding since Saturday late night, around 9,732 people have been affected across Cachar district so far.

Briefing the media on the relief and rehabilitation measures, Cachar Deputy Commissioner Laya Madduri on Sunday said that in Katigorah Revenue Ccircle around 3,000 people have been affected, while in Silchar Sadar Circle the figure has been recorded at 6,732 . Altogether 1,000 people have been provided shelter in the relief camps in Silchar and Katigorah respectively.

“We are aware of the inclement weather and the rainfall causing the overflowing of river Barak and its tributaries. Relief camps have been opened and necessary food materials are being supplied to the camp inmates. We have also asked the NDRF,SDRF, Army and DDMA officials to be ready for action at any given time. There are sufficient stock of food materials and we are requesting traders to keep a vigil so that there is no artificial escalation of rates during the crisis situation,” Madduri said adding that the rates of commodities have been categorically specified for the shoppers and suppliers must adhere to.

On the other hand, Additional Deputy Commissioners Rajib Roy and AR Mazumder informed that porcupine structures are being made to protect the vulnerable embankment at Bethukandi area and an estimate proposal of Rs 10 crore has been sent to the Government on priority to repair the embankment.

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