Assam floods affect over 22 lakh, situation in Silchar remains grim| 5 points
According to Nagaon deputy commissioner Nisarg Hivare, the flood situation is grim in Assam's Nagaon district.
The flood situation in Assam remains grim as eight more people lost their lives on Monday, taking the death toll to 135. On Monday, five people died in the Cachar district, and one each from Kamrup Metro, Morigaon, and Nagaon, while one person was reported missing in the Cachar district, as per the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA). According to officials, over 22 lakh people have got affected in Assam. Meanwhile, a slight improvement was witnessed in the state as the total affected population declined to 21.52 lakh in 22 districts as against the previous day's 22.21 lakh in 28 districts.
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Here are the latest updates on the Assam floods:
1. According to Nagaon deputy commissioner Nisarg Hivare, the flood situation is grim in Assam's Nagaon district. Speaking to reporters, he said that they have sent three-day relief materials to the people and are now preparing to transport relief materials for 5 days. “Relief material is being provided. Everything is at the expense of the government. No one has to pay anything,” he said.
2. Most of the rivers in the state showed a receding trend, however, Kopili at Nagaon, Barak at Cachar and Karimganj, and Kushiara in Karimganj were flowing above the danger level, reported news agency PTI citing officials.
3. According to the ASDMA bulletin, 2,254 villages under 61 revenue circles remain affected by the current wave of floods across the state, while 1,91,194 people have taken shelter in 538 relief camps. It further added that the floods have damaged 79 roads and five bridges.
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4. The District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), UNICEF, and OXFAM have set up boat-mounted water treatment units to cater to the needy within Silchar and its peripheral areas, said Cachar deputy commissioner Keerthi Jalli. She added that Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are also engaged in preparing a flood map of Silchar town in order to identify the extent of damage and help in taking measures to mitigate losses in the future.
5. State transport minister Parimal Suklabaidya on Monday visited Borjalenga and Narsinghpur development blocks in his constituency Dholai to inspect the delivery of relief materials for the flood-affected people. Meanwhile, several prominent personalities and organizations have been donating to the CM's Relief Fund in the wake of the devastating floods.
(With inputs from PTI)