Flood situation improves in Assam, many still affected

Authorities are running 14 relief camps, where 1,549 people have been sheltered in four districts. Over 3,000 hectares of crop area are still under flood waters in the state.

Published: 06th August 2016 09:17 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th August 2016 09:17 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

GUWAHATI: Flood situation in Assam today improved considerably even as nearly 68,000 people are still affected across eight districts in the state, Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said today.    

These people are from 84 inundated villages in Jorhat, Golaghat, Barpeta, Dhubri, Morigaon, Kokrajhar, Nagaon and Goalpara districts. Till yesterday, nearly 1.3 lakh people were affected by flood across 175 villages in 10 districts and the death toll stood at 34.   

Among the currently affected eight districts, Jorhat is the worst hit with over 25,000 people, followed by Dhubri (20,000 population) and Barpeta (10,000), ASDMA said.      

Authorities are running 14 relief camps, where 1,549 people have been sheltered in four districts. Over 3,000 hectares of crop area are still under flood waters in the state.            

Currently, Brahmaputra's tributary Dhansiri is flowing above the danger mark at Numaligarh in Golaghat. Meanwhile, PSU power firm NHPC today contributed Rs 5 crore as donation to Chief Minister's Relief Fund.            

NHPC Chairman and Managing Director K M Singh handed over the cheque to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who thanked the company for their contribution.    

Assam Assembly MLAs Rituparna Baruah and Bimal Bora also donated their one-month salary to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund.

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