Flood affects 3.7 lakh in Assam: Report

As many as 3.7 lakh people have remained still affected due to the recent flood even though the water level has receded in several parts of Assam.

  According to the report released by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority on Monday, 202 villages in Goalpara, Kamrup Rural and Dhemaji districts were affected, with 3.66 lakh people worst-hit in Goalpara alone. As many as 6,000 people stayed in 18 relief camps and rescue centres. 

Crops on over 40,000 hectares remained under water. The report also stated that the recent flood claimed 44 lives, including 20 in Goalpara, 16 in Kamrup Rural, six in Kamrup Metro and one each in Morigaon and Dhubri districts.

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