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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Assam floods: 8 more dead, IAF airdropping food in Silchar


Eight more people died in flood-related incidents even as the overall flood situation marginally improved in several districts of the state, an official bulletin of Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said here Monday.

The flood situation in the State is improving as water is receding from the affected areas. However, the situation in Cachar district remained critical.

Indian Air Force (IAF) continued to airdrop food materials to the affected people in Silchar, the ASDMA said.

“56.023 MT of GR items including rice, dal, packaged drinking water, ORS, etc and 3,928 food packets were air transported from Guwahati and Jorhat to Silchar,” the ASDMA bulletin said.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel of Itanagar and Bhubaneswar as well as prepositioned NDRF teams in the affected districts along with the Indian Army, SDRF, Fire& Emergency personnel, Police Force and AAPDA MITRA Volunteers are helping the administration in rescue operations and relief distributions.

Even as the water level in the Brahmaputra and its tributaries are receding gradually, the Kopili is still flowing above the danger level at Dharamtul in Nagaon district.

With the death of eight more people, the death toll in the floods has gone up to 134 (including 17 killed in landslides) since April 6.

One person has been missing in Silchar in the Cachar district.

4 deaths have been reported from Silchar and one in Udharbond revenue circles, one each death has been reported from Sonapur (Kamrup Metro), Mayong (Morigaon) and Raha (Nagaon) districts during the past 24 hours.

Given the grim situation especially in the Barak Valley district, chief secretary Jishnu Barua took the stock of lifeline communication restoration in Barak Valley districts and Dima Hasao through video conference with the deputy commissioners along with NHAI, NHIDCL, Northeast Frontier Railways, PWD (NH & Roads) etc and requested the stakeholders for immediate restoration of the damages occurred during recent flood and landslides.

Barua has also instructed to complete the assessment of all the Rehabilitation Grant (RG) in the Cachar district before July 10.

21,52,415 people of 2,254 villages under 61 revenue circles of 22 districts have been still affected by the second wave of the deluge.

74.655.89 hectares of crop area have been still inundated due to the floods.

The affected districts are: Bajali, Baksa, Barpeta, Cachar, Chirang, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dima Hasao, Goalpara, Golaghat, Hailakandi, Kamrup, Kamrup (M), Karimganj, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Morigaon, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sonitpur, Tamulpur and Udalguri.

Urban floods have been reported in Cachar and Morigaon districts.

Barpeta is the worst affected district followed by Nagaon and Cachar districts.

In Barpeta, 6 14950 lakh people of 517 villages under Baghbar, Sarthebari, Barpeta, Chenga, Kalgachia and Barnagar revenue circles have been affected by the floods.

In the Nagaon district, 5,13,061 people of 319 villages under Nagaon, Kampur and Raha revenue circles have been affected by the floods.

In the Cachar district, 4,77,165 people of 429 villages under Sonai, Udharbond, Silchar,  Lakhipur and Katigorah revenue circles have been affected.

In the Karimganj district, 1,26,935 people of 251 villages under Nilambazar, Badarpur and RK Nagar revenue circles have been affected by the deluge.

In the Hailakandi district, 723 people in seven villages under Algapur and Hailakandi revenue circles have been affected by the floods.

A landslide case has been reported from Narsingpore TE under the Lala revenue circle on Monday.

538 relief camps and 177 relief distribution centres have been opened in the affected districts.

A total of 1,91,194 people, including 53,037 children have been taking shelter in the relief camps.

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