OVERALL Assam Flood Situation Remains Grim

July 16th, 2017 | by eBangla Bureau
OVERALL Assam Flood Situation Remains Grim


IN Assam, 52 persons have as of now are reported to have died in flood which has affected an estimated fifteen lakh people residing in 52 districts. Over 25, 000 people have take shelter in relief camps. The official flood bulletin released by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority this evening said that three more persons lost their lives in the districts of Dhemaji, Dhubri and Nowgaon, taking the death toll to 52.The bulletin said that 2,240 villages in 75 revenue circles of 25 districts of the State have been affected by the fury of floods and the total crop area affected is over 1, 86,998 hectares. As per official records, 217 houses are totally   damaged and more than 14,000 houses are partially damaged.

The Brahmaputra is still flowing above the danger mark in Neamatighat, Tezpur, Guwahati, Goalpara and Dhubri, while other rivers including Desang, Dhansiri and Kushiyara are also flowing above the danger level at different points. The Kaziranga National Park is also still reeling under the fury of floods. The bulletin, quoting the DFO of KNP said around 62 per cent of the total area is still under floodwaters. Floods also affected at least 111 anti poaching camps inside the Park so far.

Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit, meanwhile, has visited the flood-affected Lakhimpur district and took stock of the situation there. Purohit visited Nowboicha Revenue Circle which has bore the brunt of floods rendering hundreds of people homeless. He visited relief camps where flood-affected people have taken shelter and enquired about the relief materials being provided to them and asked the district administration to expedite distribution and to reach out to the affected people.

Purohit asked Deputy Commissioner Barun Bhuyan to provide adequate quality of relief materials including baby food and asked him to take care of the medical emergencies of the camp-inmates. He also asked the Deputy Commissioner to keep his men and materials ready to face the situation aftermath flood and keep the disinfectants ready to avert any epidemic.He directed the administration to deploy doctors and para-medical staff for the camp inmates.

The Governor also visited areas around the Ranganadi and assessed the extent of damages caused by the current wave of flood.e visited Bogolijan village and visited the site where there was a breach on the embankment.Purohit asked the Deputy Commissioner to convene a meeting on Saturday with all the line departments and NEEPCO officials to find out ways and means to repair and strengthen the embankments and reduce the sufferings of the flood-affected people.

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