Amid criticism from Oppn, Gujarat govt hikes relief for flood victims

Gujarat floods Over 100 dead thousands displaced as heavy rains disrupt normal life across state

Financial help within 2 days to flood-affected people, assures CM Rupani

Overall, more than 650 people have died in floods and rain-related incidents across India since the beginning of the monsoon season in early June.

These districts were declared as flood-affected areas as per the provisions of "Gujarat State Disaster Management Act of 2003", said the notification.

On Monday, the government also said it would be providing aid packages to those affected.

These districts will remain in the category of "disaster-affected areas" till August 15, it said. The Government is making schemes to reinstate farmers, traders and stockmen.

The CM also toured other flood ravaged villages of Banaskantha. "And there is no goal in having a publicity drive, which brings bad publicity", added a source. He took an aerial survey of the areas and held a meeting with Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and senior officials. He also announced Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to floods in Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura.

On Tuesday Prime Minister Naredra Modi reviewed the damage caused by floods in Assam during his visit to the state and announced a package of Rs 2,000 crore for relief, rehabilitation and infrastructure fix for Assam and other Northeastern states where the recent floods caused havoc and claimed over 100 lives. Out of the nine Assembly constituencies in Banaskantha district, six - Kankrej, Dhanera, Deesa, Palanpur, Danta and Vadgam - are represented by Congress MLAs and all of them have been camping in Bengaluru.

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