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    Flood situation in Assam continues improving

    The number of districts affected by the flood was reduced to 15 – Dhemaji, Biswanath, Baksa, Nalbari, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup Metro, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat and Sivasagar.

    GUWAHATI: The people of Assam on Wednesday have witnessed a gradual improvement of the prevailing flood situation in the state though the disaster had claimed 110 human lives till Tuesday evening.

    According to the daily flood bulletin, issued on Wednesday by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), the number of districts affected by the flood was reduced to 15 – Dhemaji, Biswanath, Baksa, Nalbari, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup Metro, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat and Sivasagar.

    However, the Central Water Commission, in its daily bulletin highlighted that the river Brahmaputra was still flowing above danger level at Neematighat in Jorhat and Dhubri districts, Jia Bharali at NT Road Crossing in Sonitpur.

    On Wednesday, the devastating flood has affected 1,43,050 population of 270 villages located in 21 revenue circles of the state.

    The local administration of the respective flood-hit districts established 19 relief camps and 32 relief distribution centres to shelter altogether 3,105 flood victims across the state.

    In Bongaigaon, the district administration distributed 1529.43 quintals of rice, 98.30 quintals of dal, 87.54 quintal of salt, 8734.77 litres of mustard oil, 265.20 quintal of wheat bean and 260 numbers of halogen tablets.

    Photo Credit: Sentinel Assam      

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