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Assam: Cachar DC draws applause after posts of her visiting flood victims go viral

In a video, Jalli was even seen refusing to use water offered to her by the people to clean her feet saying she will use flood water instead. 

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Guwahati: The Deputy Commissioner of flood-ravaged Cachar district of Assam, Keerthi Jalli, is drawing wholesome praises after her official social media posts of visiting the marooned people went viral.  

On Wednesday, the official inspected the flood and erosion affected areas of Borkhola and Salchapra Development Blocks. Pictures of her travelling on boat and on foot were posted on the DC’s official Twitter handle “Deputy Commissioner Cachar”. 

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Taking stock of the people’s problems following the devastation, the DC instructed officials to ensure measures for the protection of the land from the calamities. Relief items were also distributed amongst the sufferers. 

“She also inspected the relief measures including provision of pure and safe drinking water etc. being provided to the flood affected people in relief camps and other places,” read a post on her official Twitter handle.

Following the series of tweets on Wednesday of the DC visiting the victims, walking through muddy roads and lending her ears to their plight, praises have been overflowing over the official’s humanity, kindness, simplicity and selfless service. 

“Unable to describe by words, the level of your dedication towards your service to mankind. On the other side, we the people of Cachar are blessed to have an administrator like you ma’am, you are such an inspiration for all of us, so simple, humble and pure soul,” wrote a Twitter user. 

“Most proactive and down to earth DC I have ever seen. Her first first posting was in Hailakandi district. We were very fortunate to have her as our DC,” read another post. 

In a video, Jalli was even seen refusing to use water offered to her by the people to clean her feet saying she will use flood water instead. 

Notably, Cachar is among the most devastated districts of Assam in the current floods. Accompanied by landslides, the district has also witnessed major infrastructure damages. 

Since April 6, 10 persons have lost their lives in the district due to flood and landslide, and 5 others are reported missing. A total of 4,941 hectares of crop area has been ravaged along and 1,63,488 people have been affected in the district.

54,676 inmates are presently residing in the 329 relief camps set up by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority in the district. 

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