The flood condition in Assam continued to remain dreadful on Thursday. As seven more people died in this disaster. Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has conducted an aerial survey of Silchar city which is badly hit by floods. Floods have distressed 45.34 lakh people in 30 districts.
The Chief Minister assessed the flood situation in the Barak Valley region and declared that more troops would be deployed to Silchar to recoup the people entrapped in the floods. “NDRF, SDRF, Army, and other agencies are prosecuting rescue operations. But more troops will reach tomorrow to rescue the trapped people,” Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
The number of people distressed by floods in 32 districts on Wednesday was 54.5 lakh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the Centre is continuously supervising the flood situation in Assam and is working closely with the state government to supply all possible assistance to meet the challenge.
“Army and NDRF teams are present in the flood-hit areas. They are performing rescue operations and helping the distressed people. The IAF has executed more than 250 flights as part of the rescue operation,” PM Modi said. Meanwhile, 108 individuals have died since mid-May, with two casualties each in Cachar and Barpeta, one each in Bijli, Dhubri and Tamulpur districts.
The Brahmaputra and Barak rivers
The Brahmaputra and Barak rivers and their tributaries are deluged in most of the distressed districts. However, the flood water has receded in some places. Four districts of Barak Valley, Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi are severely deluged. The Barak and Kushiyara rivers are flowing above the danger mark, disturbing more than six lakh people.
Officials said that the condition in Barpeta is the worst where 10,32,561 people have been distressed by the floods. 4,29,166 people have been overblown in Kamrup, 4,29,166 in Nagaon, 3,99,945 in Dhubri. Meanwhile, summer vacations have been announced a week in advance in schools in the state due to floods. Now, it will start from June 25 to July 25 instead of July 1 to July 31.
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