Assam flood: One extra dies, practically 20 lakh individuals in 21 districts affected

Guwahati, July 28

The flood state of affairs in Assam improved additional on Tuesday with waters receding from another district though one other particular person died and practically 20 lakh individuals remained affected by the deluge, in response to an official bulletin.

One particular person died at Bokakhat in Golaghat district, taking the toll on this yr’s flood and landslides to 130. While 104 individuals died in flood-related incidents, 26 had been killed in landslides, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) mentioned in its bulletin.

Flood waters have receded from another district and the variety of individuals affected by the deluge has decreased by over 2.52 lakh since Monday.

Over 19.82 lakh individuals in 21 of the state’s 33 districts are nonetheless affected by the deluge, in response to the bulletin.

Goalpara continues to be the worst-hit district with over 4.45 lakh individuals being affected by the flood, whereas 3.07 lakh and a couple of.7 lakh individuals have been submerged in Barpeta and Morigaon districts respectively.

ASDMA mentioned that 1,771 villages and over 1.04 lakh hectare of cropland are beneath water within the state.

The district administrations are working 398 aid camps and distribution centres in 16 districts, the place 42,275 individuals have taken shelter.

The Brahmaputra river is flowing above the hazard stage in Dhubri, Goalpara, Jorhat and Sonitpur districts. Its tributaries Dhansiri, Jia Bharali and Kopili are additionally flowing above the purple mark at numerous locations.

ASDMA mentioned that the flood has claimed the lives of 137 animals in Kaziranga National Park.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday visited the erosion-hit areas of Biswanath and Lakhimpur districts and reviewed preventive measures being undertaken by the water sources division.

Sonowal mentioned though erosion was a significant drawback in Assam, it was not thought of as a pure calamity in authorities aid guide.

However, the 15th Finance Commission included erosion as a pure calamity, the chief minister mentioned, including that the state authorities had made a illustration to the Commission for it.

Embankments, roads and plenty of different infrastructure have been broken at numerous locations in Chirag, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Jorhat, Majuli, Goalpara and Golaghat districts.

The 21 flood-affected districts are Dhemaji, Biswanath, Darrang, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup Metropolitan, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar and Dibrugarh. PTI



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