Assam Floods: All Educational Institutions In Cachar Shut For 48 Hours

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On Wednesday, the death count has risen to nine in the the ongoing pre-monsoon floods and landslides in Assam, where over six lakh people have been hit in 27 districts.
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Assam Floods: All Educational Institutions In Cachar Shut For 48 Hours
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Guwahati: The Cachar district administration has closed all government and private educational institutions, as well as non-essential private establishments for 48 hours starting on Thursday.

According to the official, the order come into effect on May 19 at 6 am and would remain in effect for the following 48 hours.

The first wave of floods devastated 96,697 people in 206 revenue villages in Cachar district, inundating 1462.90 hectares of crops and 106 kaccha homes in Silchar circle.

According to sources, the river Barak has overflowed into Malugram, Sonai road and is rapidly inundating other portions of Silchar and the district.

On Tuesday, 141.80 mm of rainfall has been recorded, stretching the cumulative rainfall to 999.80 mm with a predicted trend of rise in the water level.

The Assam Government has also introduced an emergency flight service between Silchar and Guwahati for stranded travellers in order to alleviate the communication crisis caused by floods and landslides that have disrupted rail and road links to Barak Valley and Dima Hasao.

The state government has introduced a flight service under the UDAAN scheme at a subsidised charge of Rs. 3000, which the subsidized rate will be beard by the government.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the death count has risen to nine in the the ongoing pre-monsoon floods and landslides in Assam, where over six lakh people have been hit in 27 districts.

Over 6.6 lakh people were affected and more than 14 thousand houses either partially and fully damaged in 1413 villages under 27 districts.

More than 48,000 people have been shifted to 248 relief camps.

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