Assam flood scenario improves, 8.54 lakh affected


Guwahati, August 2

The flood scenario in Assam improved on Sunday with the river Brahmaputra and its tributaries sustaining a receding development, although 8.54 lakh folks in 19 districts are nonetheless affected by the calamity, a authorities bulletin stated.

One particular person went lacking in flood-hit Kokrajhar district, the bulletin issued by Assam State Disaster Management Agency (ASDMA) stated.

This 12 months’s flood and landslides have claimed 135 lives throughout the state to this point. While 109 folks died in flood-related incidents, 26 have been killed in landslides.

A complete of 1,087 villages and crop space of 51,76,989 hectare are actually affected by the deluge.

The variety of flood-hit folks decreased by 2.09 lakh since Saturday whereas that of the district was down by one.

A complete of 11,887 persons are presently sheltered in 93 reduction camps.

Goalpara remained the worst-hit district with over 3.03 lakh folks affected, adopted by Morigaon and South Salmara with 1.73 lakh and 68,625 affected folks respectively.

The Brahmaputra is flowing above the hazard stage at Nematighat in Jorhat district, Tezpur and Dhubri, whereas its tributaries such because the Dhansiri, Jia Bharali, Kopili, Beki and the Sankosh are additionally flowing above the crimson mark at varied locations.

In Kaziranga National Park, 147 animals have died and 170 others have been rescued to this point, in response to the DFO of the Eastern Assam Wildlife Division.

Embankments, roads, bridges, culverts and lots of different infrastructures have been broken at varied locations in Baksa, Bongaigaon, and Morigaon districts.

The 19 districts affected by the calamity are Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup Metropolitan, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, and Sivasagar. PTI



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