Assam Floods: Over 3 lakh people affected

RSTV Bureau

Flood in MorigaonFloods in Assam have affected more than 3 lakh poeple.

Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said that about  3.11 lakh people in 702 villages of 15 districts have been affected in the floods while two people have died – one each in Bongaigaon and Lakhimpur districts.

Several districts have been submerged due to the rising water levels and strong currents in the Brahmaputra river.

The affected districts are Barpeta, Sonitpur, Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Tinsukia, Darrang, Nalbari, Goalpara, Jorhat, Kamrup Metropolitan, Baksa, Dibrugarh, Kamrup, Nagaon and Bongaigaon, ASDMA said in its daily flood report.

Barpeta is the worst hit area with 91,000 people affected. Goalpara too reported severe damage and losses with 68,000 affected.

The Brahmaputra continues to flow above the danger mark in several areas like Nematighat in Jorhat and Dhubri.

Three relief camps in Tinsukia and one each in Sonitpur, Nalbari and Dibrugarh are operational to provide shelter to the displaced, said ASDMA.

More than 10,800 hectares of crop area has been destroyed causing heavy losses to farmers. The flood waters also submerged some areas in Kaziranga National Park.

Almost all the major roads in the world’s largest river island Majuli have been damaged by flood waters.
(With inputs from PTI)