Flooding in Assam is grim, with eight more people killed on Monday, with the death toll reaching 135. On Monday, five people were killed in Kachar district and one each in Kamrup Metro, Morigaon and Nagao. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), Kachar is reported missing in the district. According to officials, more than 22 lakh people have been infected in Assam. Meanwhile, there was little improvement in the state as the total affected population in 22 districts declined to 21.52 lakh compared to the previous day’s 22.21 lakh.
Also Read: Assam Flood: Heavy work in defense and relief work in Silchar, says Himanta
Here are the latest updates on the Assam flood:
1. According to Nagaur Deputy Commissioner Nisarg Hiware, the flood situation in Assam’s Nagaon district is dire. Speaking to reporters, he said three days ‘worth of ammunition had been shipped to the people and now 5 days’ worth of relief materials were being prepared. ” Relief material is being provided. All at the government’s expense. No one has to pay anything, ”he said.
2. Most of the state’s rivers have shown a decreasing trend, however, the news agency PTI reported, citing officials as saying that Kushiyara of Barak and Karimganj in Nagaon’s Kopili, Kachar and Karimganj is running out of danger.
3. According to the ASDMA Bulletin, 2,254 villages under 61 revenue circles are affected by the current flood wave, while 1,91,194 people have taken refuge in 538 relief camps. The flood damaged 79 roads and five bridges, it said.
Also Read: Assam Flood: Citizens have taken refuge in highways as houses are submersible
4. The District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), UNICEF and OXFAM have established boat-mounted water treatment plants to cater to the needy in Silchar and its external areas, said Kachar Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are busy preparing the flood map of the town of Silchar to help identify the extent of the damage and take steps to mitigate losses in the future, he said.
5. State Transport Minister Parimal Suklabayyeda visited the Borjalenga and Narasinghpur development blocks in his constituency Dholai on Monday to review the distribution of relief materials to flood-affected people. Meanwhile, several prominent individuals and organizations are donating to the CM Relief Fund in the wake of the terrible flood.
(With inputs from PTI)