Flood situation in Assam remains severe, as water levels in Brahmaputra river continue to rise
17 July, 2023 | Bhavnish Tawar
On Monday, the flood situation in most of the districts in Assam remained severe as the water levels of the Brahmaputra River continued to surge in various areas. More than 32,400 people have been ...
On Monday, the flood situation in most of the districts in Assam remained severe as the water levels of the Brahmaputra River continued to surge in various areas.
More than 32,400 people have been affected so far, according to the Assam Disaster Management Department (ASDMA), and the situation remains dire in Biswanth district. ASDMA said 22,417 people were affected in the Gopur income circle area and nearly 10,000 people in the Harem income circle area.
Officials said 47 villages in the Biswanath district were flooded, and 858 hectares of farmland were submerged. Locals in the Gopur area said the water level in their homes had risen by up to 90 centimetres. “We are facing many problems right now. We are no longer able to live at home. The water level is still rising.
I hope the government will help us,” he said. According to the ASDMA flood report, the floods affected 108 million people in 385 villages in 31 administrative districts of 15 districts and two subdivisions in the state of Assam.
The cultivated area is said to be 4168.40 hectares. According to official statistics, the government has set up 22 relief camps and 71 relief distribution centres in flood-affected districts, and 4,275 people are currently displaced.
Officials said an estimated 19,379 people were affected in the Golaghat district, 13,000 in the Demaji district, 12,000 in Majuli district, 12,855 in Dibrugarh district, 6,218 in Chiran district and Dubri district. 3,336 people were affected, while 3,135 people were affected in Shivasagar district. More than 72,300 livestock and poultry were also affected by the floods.
More than 72,300 livestock and poultry were also affected by the floods. SDRF, NDRF, Fire & Team.
Rescue teams and local authorities are working on relief efforts in flood-affected areas in Assam. In the last 24 hours, flooding has damaged three dams, 42 roads, ditches, irrigation canals, Anganwadi centers and school buildings in several flood-affected districts.