No respite in flood situation in Assam

No respite in flood situation in AssamUpdated on : 09-07-2017 09:26 AM
In flood-hit Assam, several rivers are constantly flowing above danger level and there is no respite in flood situation.

Many roads, embankments and bridges have been damaged by the swirling flood waters in various districts. The Brahmaputra river is flowing above the danger mark at Nimatighat in Jorhat, Tezpur in Sonitpur, Goalpara and Dhubri towns.

Nearly 4 lakh people have been affected as flood waters submerged vast areas in 16 districts including Lakhimpur, Bongaigaon, Jorhat, Golaghat, Cachar, Dhemaji, Biswanath, Karimganj, Sonitpur, Majuli, Barpeta, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sivasagar, Morigaon and Chirang districts.

Over 30 thousand hectare of crop land has been damaged so far. Agriculture department will assess the damages once the situation is improved.

Over 90 villages are reeling under the fury of flood at one of the worst hit Golaghat district. Nearly 1200 people have taken shelter at relief camps in the district.

Medical camps both for men and animals have been organised and relief materials are also being given at Golaghat.

The Assam government has activated two toll-free helpline numbers - 1070 and 1079 - for the flood-affected people of the state.

Meanwhile, Forest department has deployed Drone at the Kaziranga national park to prevent poaching.

(IK)

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