After an aerial survey of more than two hours, the Chief Minister said the state government has stepped up rescue and relief operations in the state with all ministers and officials directed to visit the affected districts to monitor relief operations.
    
He also lauded the role of NDRF and SDRF personnel for their all out efforts in rescuing marooned people.
    
The Chief Minister was accompanied by Chief Secretary V K Pipersenia, Assam State Disaster Management Authority chairman P K Tiwari and other senior officials, a spokesman of the Chief Minister's Office said.
    
The current wave of floods has affected 18 districts with the worst hit being Dhubri, Goalpara, Chirang, Kokrajhar and Bongaigaon districts and claiming 13 lives so far, an official report said here.
    
The flood has affected a population of 6.16 lakh people with 1291 villages inundated. Altogether 260 relief camps have been opened so far with 1.79 lakh inmates taking shelter in these camps.
    
The Chief Minister further said the Centre was yet to release a sizeable chunk of funds sought by the state government for infrastructure damages caused by floods last year and  has only released Rs 380 crore so far.
    
"We have submitted memoranda to the Central Government, including the Prime Minister and Home Minister, but have not received the funds sought by us for huge infrastructure damage caused by floods last year," he said.

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