AASU demands Govt efforts on white paper against deluge.
Guwahati/ 24th July’2017 (Prag News Desk): The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) have demanded a white paper from the Government of India on the roadmap prepared by it for permanent solution of the problems of flood and erosion in Assam.
The student body demanded that the white paper should include the steps taken by the government in dealing with the problems and the funds released over the years for construction of flood and erosion control structures and to provide relief for the flood-affected people.
Incidentally, the Government of India has been spending thousands of crores of rupees on cleaning and maintaining the flow of the river Ganga and its tributaries however the same cannot be stated about the the river Brahmaputra and its tributaries. The continued irregularities in distribution of relief materials. Though the State government has been claiming that there is no shortage of funds to provide relief to the flood-affected, the people in many parts of the State are facing severe shortage of foodstuff, particularly baby food, medicines, cattle feed, etc.
The members of the AASU have been on the ground in all the flood-hit areas of the State and distributed relief materials among the affected people. He said that several organisations including the Pathan Hazarika Foundation also helped the AASU by providing relief materials.
Here, soon after the Assam floodwater recedes, the possibility of outbreak of diseases cannot be ruled out and the government must chalk out a detailed scheme to deal with the situation. The government should also make proper planning for rehabilitation of the affected people and for helping out the farmers, AASU demanded.