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Assam floods: Schools, Colleges to remain shut in Cachar district till May 20

Written by Kanishka Singharia | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan
May 19, 2022 01:38 PM IST

Over forty highlands have been built by the Assam Forest department for providing shelter to animals due to the ongoing floods in the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNPTR) and other National Parks and wildlife sanctuaries of the state.

Incessant rains and landslides in the past few days have thrown life out of gear in several parts of Assam, prompting the Cachar district administration to shut all educational institutions and non-essential private establishments for 48 hours with effect from Thursday. The order is effective from 6 am today, a notification from district officials said.

The northeastern state has been hit by massive floods after torrential rainfall for the past couple of days.
The northeastern state has been hit by massive floods after torrential rainfall for the past couple of days.

 

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The northeastern state has been hit by massive floods after torrential rainfall for the past couple of days, following which the water level of rivers has gradually increased.

A report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority on Wednesday revealed that 1.19 lakh people in Cachar district have been affected.

At least one person has died.

In view of the situation, the administration has set up 135 relief camps and 113 distribution centres, in which 48,304 flood-affected people, including 6,911 children and 50 pregnant women/lactating mothers, are taking shelter, the report informed.

The massive landslides and waterlogging have also destroyed the state's infrastructure, bridges, and roads. In a video shared news agency ANI, a portion of Kampur-Kathiatali connecting road in the Nagaon district can be seen washing away in flood.

Communication lines have also snapped in some parts of Assam, completely isolating those stuck in the flood-hit and low-lying areas.

Over forty highlands have been built by the Assam Forest department for providing shelter to animals due to the ongoing floods in the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNPTR) and other National Parks and wildlife sanctuaries of the state.

Minister for environment and forest, Parimal Suklabaidya said on Wednesday that his department is in a complete state of preparedness to rescue animals from the onslaught of ongoing floods in Kaziranga and other National Parks and wildlife sanctuaries.

 

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