In a high-level meeting, Gogoi asked the Agriculture Department to draw up a contingency plan if the situation arising out of low rainfall persists in the state.
    
The Chief Minister directed the Power Department to take immediate measures to improve the power position by procuring additional power from other sources.
    
He also instructed the Irrigation and Public Health Engineering Departments to take appropriate steps to deal with the situation arising out of low rainfall, sources said.
    
Chief Secretary Jitesh Khosla was also asked to monitor the situation and to brief the chief minister at regular intervals.
    
The meeting was attended among others by Power Minister Pradyut Bordoloi, Additional Chief Secretary Agriculture and Irrigation VK Piparsenia, Assam Power Distribution Company Limited Chairman Rajiv Yadav and Power Commissioner and Secretary Anurag Goel.

(Agencies)

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