Assam floods: Death toll 93; Governor seeks permanent solution from Centre
Guwahati: Assam is still reeling under the devastating floods as four more deaths were reported on Thursday, taking the total death toll in the state due to floods to 93. Governor Jagadish Mukhi has now stressed on finding a permanent solution to the problem of floods in Assam.
Due to floods, 28.32 lakh people in 26 districts have been affected till now in Assam.
Governor Mukhi did an aerial survey of the flood-affected districts and said that he would seek Centre's intervention to find a permanent solution to the perennial problem of floods in the state.
One person each from Morigaon, Bongaigaon, Golaghat and Kokrajhar districts died due to flood, as per records published by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).
The number of people who died due to the flood in Northeast India has risen to 119 and the number of affected people have increased by over 2 lakh.
The administrations in various districts of Assam have set up a total of 456 relief camps to rehabilitate the people who have been affected by flood in 20 districts and as of July 22, 47,213 people have taken shelter in such camps across Assam.
The Brahmaputra river too has been flowing above the danger level in Goalpara, Dhubri and Golaghat districts along with Jorhat and Sonitpur.
Governor Mukhi in a statement said that floods in Assam every year have led to widespread erosion taking a toll on the socio-economic condition of the state.
“Taking on the problem annually will not suffice and therefore, I would recommend and reach out to the Centre for its help to find out a permanent and scientific solution to this perennial problem,” he said.
Soon after completing his aerial surbey, Mukhi asked the state government to reach out to the people who have been affected by the flood and ensure no one goes hungry.
He also asked the state government to ensure protection to animals and provide them food as 123 animals have been reported to be dead in this year's flood.