Guwahati: At least 3 columns of army have been deployed in Jorhat, Assam following the heavy downpour in the state. The Army is helping in rescue and relief operations amidst the flood situation in the region.
Approximately 200 Indian army personnel are putting up efforts to speed up the relief operations in the flood-affected areas.
Due to heavy rainfall in the past few days, around 1 lakh people have been affected in the state.
There seems to be no respite from the major floods in Assam, as the Brahmaputra and its a few tributaries are maintaining a rising trend since the past few days.
According to reports, over 88 thousand people have been affected in seven districts of Assam.
THe flood water also affected over 6 thousand hectare of crop land and the district administration has set up seven relief camps in the worst hit Lakhimpur district. Relief materials are being distributed.