Photos: 89 dead in Assam floods, 1.15 lakh hectares of crop submerged

The numbers keeps getting grim as Assam floods have now spread to 2,323 villages in the state. A total of 89 deaths have been reported so far as the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) and National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) continues its rescue operations. While 1,15,515.25 hectares of crop areas have been damaged across Assam, 120 animals have lost their lives with the rising water at Kaziranga National Park. After Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal’s meeting with Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on July 22, the Centre announced that it will release Rs 346 crores, in the first phase, under the Flood Management Program (FMP) scheme to Assam.

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A woman rows a makeshift raft to cross a flood-affected area in Morigaon district of Assam on July 20. According to the flood report by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), nearly 2,631,343 people have been severely affected by the floods, with Barpeta, Dibrugarh, Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Tinsukia being the most affected districts. (PTI)

A woman rows a makeshift raft to cross a flood-affected area in Morigaon district of Assam on July 20. According to the flood report by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), nearly 2,631,343 people have been severely affected by the floods, with Barpeta, Dibrugarh, Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Tinsukia being the most affected districts. (PTI)

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Villagers unload their belongings from a boat on reaching a higher land, after the low-lying areas were submerged under flood waters in Morigaon district on July 23. The rising water levels have damaged embankments, roads, bridges, and culverts, among other constructions like houses in the state. (PTI)

Villagers unload their belongings from a boat on reaching a higher land, after the low-lying areas were submerged under flood waters in Morigaon district on July 23. The rising water levels have damaged embankments, roads, bridges, and culverts, among other constructions like houses in the state. (PTI)

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A man shifts his cattle from the flood water to safer place at Puthimari village in Darrang on July 21. Chittaranjan Namosudra, a flood victim told ANI that Miragaon, Rangmola and Dagaon villages have been completely washed away by floodwaters. “There is nothing left of our village. Our land, our belongings, our houses, everything has been taken away by the river,” he said. (ANI)

A man shifts his cattle from the flood water to safer place at Puthimari village in Darrang on July 21. Chittaranjan Namosudra, a flood victim told ANI that Miragaon, Rangmola and Dagaon villages have been completely washed away by floodwaters. “There is nothing left of our village. Our land, our belongings, our houses, everything has been taken away by the river,” he said. (ANI)

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A woman spreads rice for drying on an embankment in a flooded area in Morigaon district on July 20. At present, 2,525 villages are under water and 1,15,515.25 hectares of crop areas have been damaged across Assam, the ASDMA told PTI. (David Talukdar / REUTERS)

A woman spreads rice for drying on an embankment in a flooded area in Morigaon district on July 20. At present, 2,525 villages are under water and 1,15,515.25 hectares of crop areas have been damaged across Assam, the ASDMA told PTI. (David Talukdar / REUTERS)

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Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inspects the Pahumara River embankment which was breached due to floods at Gahinpara in Barpeta district on July 20. The Chief Minister visited multiple erosion hit and flooded areas this week and assessed the devastations caused by flooding rivers. (PTI)

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inspects the Pahumara River embankment which was breached due to floods at Gahinpara in Barpeta district on July 20. The Chief Minister visited multiple erosion hit and flooded areas this week and assessed the devastations caused by flooding rivers. (PTI)

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National Disaster Respond Force (NDRF) personnel rescue villagers from flood-affected areas in Goalpara district on July 20. According to ANI reports, the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF), National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF), Circle Offices and locals have rescued 452 people so far. (ANI)

National Disaster Respond Force (NDRF) personnel rescue villagers from flood-affected areas in Goalpara district on July 20. According to ANI reports, the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF), National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF), Circle Offices and locals have rescued 452 people so far. (ANI)

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One-horned rhinos wade through a flood affected area of Kaziranga National Park on July 21. The deluge has so far killed 120 animals, while 147 others were rescued in Kaziranga National Park, an official bulletin said quoting the forest officer of the Eastern Assam Wildlife Division. (PTI)

One-horned rhinos wade through a flood affected area of Kaziranga National Park on July 21. The deluge has so far killed 120 animals, while 147 others were rescued in Kaziranga National Park, an official bulletin said quoting the forest officer of the Eastern Assam Wildlife Division. (PTI)

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Women fetch drinking water from a hand pump in a flood affected area at Madhabpara village on July 22. The same day, central government announced that it would release rupees 346 crores, in phase 1, under the Flood Management Program (FMP) scheme to Assam and will also hold talks with Bhutan to solve the recurring flood problem in the lower parts of the state. (PTI)

Women fetch drinking water from a hand pump in a flood affected area at Madhabpara village on July 22. The same day, central government announced that it would release rupees 346 crores, in phase 1, under the Flood Management Program (FMP) scheme to Assam and will also hold talks with Bhutan to solve the recurring flood problem in the lower parts of the state. (PTI)

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A villager works inside his damaged house in a flood affected area, in Darrang district on July 21. The floods in Assam have so far claimed 89 lives, ASDMA told PTI. (PTI)

A villager works inside his damaged house in a flood affected area, in Darrang district on July 21. The floods in Assam have so far claimed 89 lives, ASDMA told PTI. (PTI)

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