Assam flood situation improves

Assam flood situation improves

Authorities step up efforts to provide relief and rehabilitation

Heavy rain floods a road in Chindwara, Madhya Pradesh, disrupting traffic, on Monday. PTI

However, the water level of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries showed a receding trend in the upper Assam districts of Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Jorhat, central Assam’s Morigaon, and lower Assam’s Barpeta, Guwahati (Kamrup district), Bongaigaon, Dhubri and Baksa, official sources said here.

Nearly six lakh people have been affected as the district administrations stepped up efforts to provide relief and rehabilitation. In Majuli, the world’s largest inhabited river island, almost the entire area remained submerged under Brahmaputra waters with a villager reported to be drowned.

The situation remained grim in the worst-hit districts of Lakhimpur, Dhemaji and Jorhat with vast tracts of land under water following breaches in embankment due to heavy rainfall in the foothills of Himalayas in Arunachal Pradesh.

In Dhemaji, water inundated vast tracts of land at Jonai  while Gai and Jiadhol were also in spate.

Personnel of the National Disaster Rescue Force were engaged in rescuing the marooned people.

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