Meghalaya : IAF To Drop Relief Supplies Along Flood-Ravaged South Garo Hills District 

 

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The current spell of floods, landslides along the northeastern state of Meghalaya, triggered by heavy and incessant rainfall have displaced thousands, leaving back massive trails of devastation. A number of stretches, bridges and irrigation canals were damaged across the state; submerging numerous hamlets.

Whereas, massive landslides and waterlogging caused damages to the railway track, bridges, and road connectivity across this region.

In view of the devastating scenario, the Indian Air Force (IAF) will fly sorties to drop food and other relief supplies along the South Garo Hills district, whose residents have been cut off from the rest of the country by a lack of road and telecommunications infrastructure following the June 17 flash floods, which claimed many lives and wreaked havoc on property.

Taking to Twitter, the Meghalaya Chief Minister – Conrad Sangma wrote “Packing of relief materials to be airdropped to South Garo Hills District from Shillong today by @IAF_MCC.