India: Flood-Hit Meghalaya Asks Centre For Financial Assistance Of ₹ 300 Crore

NEW DELHI, 20 June 2022, (TON): Meghalaya government has sought financial assistance of ₹ 300 crore from the Centre to meet the losses sustained by flood and landslides.

Meghalaya and the neighbouring Assam have been hit by heavy rains and floods. Fifty-two people have died in the two states, and nearly 44 lakh people have been displaced.

Meghalaya government has written to the ministry of home affairs seeking financial assistance of ₹ 300 crore.

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma along with state Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui today inspected the damaged portion of NH6 at Lum Shnong in East Jaintia Hills.

The land commute between Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya to three neighbouring states of Assam, Mizoram, and Tripura has been disrupted for the past three days due to multiple landslides in the Lum Shnong area.

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