21 Districts In Assam Reeling Under Flood Waters, Nearly 9 Lakh People Marooned

A scene of Numaligarh.

Guwahati, July 12, 2019

A total of 21 out of 33 districts in Assam, a Northeastern state of India, are reeling under flood waters as per the Assam State Disaster Management Authority’s daily bulletin on July 12th, 2019. A total of 8,69,024 people and 5,69,993 have been adversely affected so far this year.

A total of 1,556 villages across 68 revenue circles are reeling under flood. The affected districts are Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Baksa, Barpeta, Nalbari, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Goalpara, Hojai, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat, Sivasagar, Tinsukia and Dibrugarh.

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Barpeta (3,48,924 people) is the highest affected district followed by Dhemaji (1,18,598 people). On the other hand, 8,111 hectares crop area has been affected in Dhemaji which is followed by 2681.81 hectares in Lakhimpur district.

A total 68 relief camps/ centres operational in Dhemaji (4), Lakhimpur (12), Baksa (3), Nalbari (12), Chirang (3), Kokrajhar (1), Golaghat (2), Majuli (15), Jorhat (3), Dibrugarh (2) and Tinsukia (11).

Due to the incessant rain for the last few days, the Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger level at Nimatighat in Jorhat, Sonitpur, Goalpara, Guwahati and Dhubri while Burhidihing in Dibrugarh, Desang in Sivasagar, Dhansiri at Numaligarh in Golaghat, Kopili in Nagaon, Puthimari in Kamrup, Jia Bharali in Sonitpur, Katakhal in Hailakandi and Beki is flowing above danger level in Barpeta district.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) teams have been pressed into service in the flood-affected areas for search and rescue operation.