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Over 48,000 people affected in fresh floods in Assam, rainfall continues

  • Summary: There seems to be no respite from the floods in Assam. The situation turns grave as sic districts have gone under the water disrupting normal flow of life. The recent floods have affected over 47,000 people and is expected to create more havoc as the rainfall is still on.

    There seems to be no respite from the floods in Assam. The situation turns grave as sic districts have gone under the water disrupting normal flow of life. The recent floods have affected over 47,000 people and is expected to create more havoc as the rainfall is still on. Over 176 villages in eight revenue circles in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Sonitpur, Morigaon, Nagaon and Jorhat districts have been hit in the current wave.

    Nearly 25,000 of the affected people are in the worst-hit Morigaon district, while another 19,000 are in Sonitpur district. More than 10,000 hectare of crop area has also been inundated. Since the first wave in April, more than 3.97 lakh hectare of crop area has been damaged.

    The state government has so far distributed 1.7 lakh quintal of rice, 33,000 quintal of dal, 1,000 quintal of salt and 1.77 litre of mustard oil as relief material.



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