GUWAHATI: Following the death of one person from Nagaon district, the total number of deaths in the state due to flood rises to 38 till Monday. However, the flood situation in the state has improved gradually as the number of affected population has decreased substantially during the last 24 hours.
Altogether 15 districts – Dhemaji, Sivasagar, Biswanath, Chirang, Nalbari, Barpeta, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Goalpara, Kamrup, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat and Tinsukia – were reeling under flood waters affecting 3,86,033 people.
Among the affected people, 4,226 are taking shelter in 76 relief camps.
Sources in state government inform that Brahmaputra river in Jorhat and Dhubri, the Disang in Sivasagar, the Jia Bharali in Sonitpur and the Kopili in Nagaon were flowing above the danger level till Monday night.
Barpeta has turned to be one of the most affected flood-hit districts of the state as over 2.5 lakh people have been adversely affected due to the flood. Flood waters have inundated 182 villages in Barpeta district.
In the past 24 hours, flood waters damaged a number of embankments in Goalpara, Sivasagar and Udalguri districts. Incidents of erosions have also been reported from Lakhimpur, Charaideo and Udalguri districts.
The Brahmaputra river in Jorhat and Dhubri, the Disang in Sivasagar, the Jia Bharali in Sonitpur and the Kopili in Nagaon were flowing above the danger level, government sources said.
Government has set up 65 relief camps/relief distribution centres in Barpeta district (33 in Barpeta, nine in Chenga, 23 in Baghbar and one at Bajali). Two relief camps have also been set up at Bijni in Chirang district of Assam.
According to government sources, 1,058.82 quintal of rice, 194.71 quintal of dal, 58.40 quintal of salt, 121.41 quintal of mustard oil have been distributed till Monday among the flood-hit people of the state among others.