Flood situation in Assam improves; over 22 lakh people still affected, death toll rises to 126

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As many as 564 relief camps and 116 relief distribution centres are still functioning in affected areas with 2,17,413 inmates
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CM Sarma inspected the magnitude of flood & extent of damage at Rangirkhari, Silchar | File Image

Guwahati: A total of 22,21,577 populations of 2,542 villages in 28 districts in Assam are still affected by the flood, while 05 human lives lost in the last 24 hours.

So far, the total number of people who died in the state due to floods stood at 126 (109 in Flood & 17 in Landslides) have been lost since April 6, 2022.

Around 74706.77 hectares of crop area is still inundated.

As many as 564 relief camps and 116 relief distribution centres are still functioning in affected areas with 2,17,413 inmates.

The flood situation in the State is improving as water is receding from the affected areas.

Meanwhile, in view of the current flood situation in the State, Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) has further expedited the response and recovery services by engaging the concerned stakeholders to the severely affected districts especially Barak Valley in the State.

Some of the major initiatives undertaken in the last 24 hours are:

1. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel of Itanagar and Bhubaneswar as well as prepositioned NDRF teams in the districts of Assam along with the Indian Army, SDRF, Fire& Emergency personnel, Police Force and AAPDA MITRA Volunteers are helping the district administrations in rescue operations and relief distributions.

2. 85.51 MT of GR items including Rice, Dal, Salt, Mustard Oil, packaged drinking water, ORS, Wheat bran for animals etc. and 3,575 food packets were air transported today from Guwahati and Jorhat to Silchar in Cachar.

Also Read: Assam CM inspects flood-affected areas, listen people’s grievances in Silchar

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