Assam CM reviews flood situation in the state

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NET News Desk

Amid the pandemic, the floods have wreaked havoc in this part of the country. As per reports, 13 lakh people in 24 districts have been affected, 44 persons died due to floods so far. 21 thousand displaced people are in relief camps.

The flood-hit districts include Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Charaideo, Biswanath, Udalguri, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Goalpara, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat and Tinsukia, it said.

The worst-affected district is Dhemaji, followed by Barpeta and Lakhimpur.

The floodwaters have submerged 1,109 villages and 46,082 hectares of crop area across Assam. District authorities have set up 92 relief camps and distribution centres in 11 districts, where 8,474 people have taken shelter, the ASDMA said.

The Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger mark in Dibrugarh, Neamatighat in Jorhat, Tezpur in Sonitpur and Dhubri town, the bulletin said.

Embankments, roads, bridges, culverts and other infrastructure have been damaged at various places in Lakhimpur, Biswanath and Dhemaji districts, the ASDMA said.

It added that a total of 46 camps out of 223 at the Kaziranga National Park, 12 out of 25 camps at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and six out of 40 camps at Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park were inundated.

Meanwhile, Assam CM Sarbanand Sonwal has instructed his ministerial colleagues, MPs & MLAs to visit the flood affected areas and take stock of the rescue & relief works.
The CM further reviewed the flood situation in the presence of Water Resource Minister in Guwahati this evening.

The National Disaster Management Force has carried out rescue operations in flood affected areas of Barpeta District. The NDRF team rescued several people and took them to several places. The NDRF team also checked the temperature of the people. 

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