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    As Floods Recede, Assam Limps Back To Normal

    Guwahati: Life returning to normal in flood-hit Assam as the water level of all the major rivers as well its tributaries are showing a receding trend. Though over five lakh people still remain affected by the deluge, no fresh casualties were reported in the last 24 hours. The present death toll stands at 86.

    The water level at the Kaziranga National Park and the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary receding with the sustained efforts of the forest department to provide relief to the animals residing there.

    Currently, 436 relief camps are operational with 18,890 inmates and 62 relief distribution centres in Barpeta, Kokrajhar and Kamrupin Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Kamrup, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, and Jorhat districts.

    Damaged railway embankment in Dhemaji. Photo courtesy: NF Railway

    In Assam, a population of 5,18,623 in 691 villages in 26 revenue circles of 12
    districts are currently affected, according to a bulletin of Assam
    State Disaster Management Agency (ASDMA).

    The Brahmaputra river at Neamatighat in Jorhat and Dhubri, Dhansiri at Numaligarh (Golaghat), Jia Bharali in Sonitpur district are flowing above the danger level.

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    The decision was taken as per the provisions of sections 51-60 of the Disaster Management Act 2005 and section 188 of the Indian Penal Code