Assam Flood Situation Improves, Number of Affected People Comes Down to 1.18 Lakh

The flood scenario in Assam improved on Sunday with the variety of individuals affected by the deluge coming right down to over 1.18 lakh and no new fatality reported, a bulletin stated. According to the day by day flood report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), at the very least 1,18,300 individuals are affected by the deluge in Barpeta, Chirang, Darrang, Dhemaji, Goalpara, Golaghat, Morigaon and Nagaon districts. Golaghat is the worst-hit district with round 48,300 individuals affected, adopted by Darrang and Morigaon.

Till Saturday, practically 1.77 lakh individuals have been hit by the deluge throughout 12 districts of the state.

The complete variety of individuals shedding their lives on this 12 months’s flood stands at seven, the bulletin stated. Four extra individuals have drowned, however the ASDMA stated these have been instances of “common drowning” and not included in the flood toll. At present, 646 villages are underwater and about 19,659 hectares of crop areas have been damaged across Assam, the bulletin said.

Authorities are running 24 relief camps and distribution centres in nine districts, where 2,333 people, including 439 children, have taken shelter. The administrations have distributed 10.65 quintals of rice, dal and salt, 11.25 litres of mustard oil, 419.25 quintals of cattle feed and other flood relief items during the day.

Massive erosion was witnessed in Barpeta, Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Morigaon and Sonitpur districts, the bulletin said. Roads, bridges and other infrastructure have been damaged by floodwaters in Dhubri, Goalpara, Kamrup, Nagaon, Sonitpur, Golaghat and Udalguri, the ASDMA said.

At least 2,01,578 domestic animals and poultry have been affected by the deluge across eight districts, it added. Meanwhile, the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve in its flood report said 35 per cent of the forest area is still under floodwaters. Of the 223 camps, 32 are affected.

Due to the flood and related incidents, 14 hog deer, two swamp deer, and three other animals have died so far, while four have been rescued till now, it added.

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