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Million Impacted by Assam Floods: Details Inside

According to an official report, Assam’s flood situation remained dismal on Monday, with over 2.3 million people affected in 28 districts as major rivers continued to run above the danger zone.

The death toll from this year’s flood, landslip and storm was 78, with 66 killed in the deluge alone.

Rahul Gandhi, the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, was expected to arrive in Silchar on Monday and visit a flood relief camp in Fulertal, Cachar district, before heading to Manipur.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma stated that all relief camps in flood-affected regions are well-maintained and stocked with basic commodities until the situation improves.

He said that the safety and hygiene of flood relief camps was a priority of the government with ‘my team reaching out to all people staying there to gather real-time feedback’.

Currently, nearly 2.3 million people in 3,446 villages of 28 districts were affected while 68,432.75 hectares of cropland have been inundated by the second wave of floods.

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Dhubri was the worst hit with 7,54,791 affected, followed by Cachar with 1,77,928 and Barpeta with 1,34,328 suffering in the swirling water.

Altogether 53,689 people have taken shelter in 269 relief camps while 3,15,520 non-relief camp inmates have been provided with relief materials.

The Brahmaputra was flowing above the danger mark at Nimatighat, Tezpur and Dhubri.

Other rivers that have breached the red mark are Burhi Dihing in Khowang, Dikhou in Sivasagar, Disang in Nanglamuraghat, Dhansiri in Numaligarh, Kopili in Dharamtul, Beki in Barpeta, Sankosh in Golakganj, Barak in BP Ghat and Kushiyara in Karimganj.

Multiple agencies, including NDRF, SDRF and local administration, have been carrying out relief and rescue operations with 171 boats deployed in different parts.

Altogether 70 people and 459 cattle were rescued in the last 24 hours by different agencies.

Damage to roads, bridges, Anganwadi centres and fishery ponds, have been reported from across the state.

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