Flood Waters Recede In One Assam District; 21 Others Still Inundated

On Thursday over 12.01 lakh individuals had been affected throughout 22 districts. (FILE)


The flood waters in Assam ebbed from one other district on Friday, whilst 21 continued to be submerged with one life misplaced and 10.83 lakh folks affected by the deluge, mentioned an official bulletin.

The flood waters receded from Sonitpur district even because it remained in 21 others, mentioned the Assam State Catastrophe Administration Authority (ASDMA) report. The districts nonetheless impacted by the flood are-Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Darrang, Baksa, Udalguri, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Goalpara, South Salmara,Kamrup, Kamrup Metropolitan, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli and Sivasagar districts.

Another individual died at Gossaigaon on Kokrajhar district taking the entire variety of folks shedding their lives on this yr’s flood and landslide to 135 throughout the state, of whom 109 had been killed by flood associated incidents and 26 died as a result of landslides.

On Thursday over 12.01 lakh individuals had been affected throughout 22 districts.

Goalpara stays the worst-hit with round 3.41 lakh folks struggling, adopted by Morigaon with greater than 2.22 lakh individuals and Dhubri with almost 28000 folks.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday visited Sadiya and took inventory of measures taken by the Water Useful resource Division to cease erosion brought on by Kundil river on the Nationwide Freeway 37 there.

Speaking to media individuals there, Sonowal remarked that Kundil rivers erosion this yr threatened to snap Assams highway hyperlinks with different NE states like Arunachal Pradesh and Water Useful resource Departments well timed measures may save the affected portion of the highway and the bridge.

The steps taken by the division with the assist of district administration and native folks have been in a position to avert the hazard posed by erosion to the nationwide freeway and a bridge in Sadiya, Mr Sonowal mentioned.

Stating that 28 districts had been affected by flood this yr which triggered giant scale devastations, he mentioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’ s initiative to represent North East Water Administration Authority (NEWMA) would go a good distance find everlasting options to flood and erosion issues in Assam and NE.

Altogether 82,947 hectares of crop areas have been broken throughout Assam in deluge, ASDMA mentioned.

It additional mentioned authorities are operating 137 aid camps and distribution centres throughout 13 districts the place 26169 folks taking shelter and the district administrations have distributed rice, dal, salt and mustard oil together with different aid supplies resembling ingesting water, masks and wheat bran.

The mighty Brahmaputra is flowing above the hazard marks at Dhubri city, Neamatighat in Jorhat and Tezpur in Sonitpur districts, whereas its tributaries Dhansiri at Numaligarh in Golaghat, Jia Bharali at NT highway crossing in Sonitpur, Kopili at Dharamtul in Nagaon and Beki at Highway Bridge in Barpeta.

Embankments, roads, bridges, culverts and lots of different infrastructure have been broken at varied locations in Udalguri, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Sonitpur, Chirang, Lakhimpur, Golaghat and Morigaon districts.

Huge erosion have been witnessed at totally different locations of Udalguri, Sonitpur and South Salmara districts, ASDMA mentioned.

The ASDMA bulletin additional mentioned {that a} whole of 17 camps out of 223 at Kaziranga Nationwide Park, six out of 40 camps at Rajiv Gandhi Orang Nationwide Park and 12 of the camps in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary have been troubled by the deluge.

The deluge has to this point taken away the lives of 145 totally different animals, whereas 169 others had been rescued in Kaziranga Nationwide Park, the bulletin mentioned quoting DFO of the Jap Assam Wildlife Division.

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