In a humanistic move, the EU on Friday, came up with a proposition to pay 200,000 Euros (INR 15,052,00) to the flood affected Northeastern states of Assam and Manipur. The EU delegates declared their decision to come to the aid of the states that have been wrecked by flood since May, in New Delhi.
Their statement said that the aid will directly benefit 25,000 people who are the worst victim of the flood. In the statement, EU also extended its support to the Indian Red Cross society (IRCS) in delivering assistance and support to the victims by providing basic amenities like mosquito nets, tarpaulins, tents and sanitary facilities. The victims are being provided with clean water which is ensured by using water purification tablets and storage systems.
Eight of the hardest-hit districts namely, Karimganj, Nagaon, Dhubri, Barpeta in Assam and Imphal West, Imphal East, Thoubal and Bishnupur in Manipur will receive the EU-funded aid. Assam alone has lost 84 lives and several houses have perished completely or partially. Authorities stated that almost 1.7 million people have been affected severely due to the flood and more than 100,000 hectres of crop have been wasted due to the flood water.