DHEMAJI, Oct 13 - Members of Goonj, which is a New Delhi-based NGO along with the help of Northeastern Club of Jonai distributed relief material, including foodstuff, clothes and kitchen items to the flood-hit families of Jonai circle in Dhemaji district on Friday and Saturday.
Members of the NGO distributed the items among more than 335 flood-affected families of No. 4 Bahir Sille, Tari Basti and Bera Sapori, Joldhuvi and Nalinipam villages under Jonai revenue circle during the philanthropic programme.
Inaugurating the relief distribution camp at Jonai on Friday, Goonj’s coordinator for the North East region Romen N said their organisation was working in different districts of Assam and extending help to the poor families during the disastrous situation.
He informed that the relief material, including foodgrains and clothes have been provided among the flood-affected families.
Earlier too, the NGO distributed such relief items among the 300 flood-affected families during August, thereby bringing respite to the poor families who were struggling for food and clothes.
The NGO also distributed flood aid in the affected villages of Dhemaji, Sissiborgaon and Bordoloni blocks under the district.
The State’s Water Resources Minister Keshab Mahanta, Jonai MLA Bhuban Pegu and officials of District Legal Service Authority too visited the flood-hit areas of the district and reported the ground situation to the State Government.
Later, a three-member Central team visited the flood-hit areas of Dhemaji district and collected reports of loss and damage caused by the flash floods from the departmental officials.
As per the report of the District Disaster Management Authority, around 1,38,434 population residing in 430 villages were adversely affected by flash floods in Dhemaji district and 9,189 hectares of standing paddy crop were destroyed by the swirling waters.