The flood situation in Assam worsened on Monday with two people dead and more than 3,63 lakh people suffering from the deluge in 17 districts, an official bulletin said.
According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), every child has drowned in the floods of Chenga in Morigaon’s Barpeta and Mayong district.
More than 3,63,100 people were affected by the flooding in Barpeta, Biswanath, Cachar, Chirang, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Jorhat, Kamrup, West Karbi Anglong, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Morigaon, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sivasagar, Sonitpur, South Salmara and Tinsukia districts, it said.
Lakhimpur is the worst affected district with more than 1.3 lakh people suffering, followed by Majuli with nearly 65,000 people and Darrang with more than 41,300 people affected.
As of Sunday, more than 2.58 lakh people were affected by the flooding in 14 districts of the state.
At present, 950 villages are under water and 30,333.36 hectares of farmland have been damaged in Assam, ASDMA said.
Authorities run 44 relief camps and distribution centers in 10 districts, where 1,619 people, including 321 children, are seeking shelter.
The bulletin stated that several aid organizations evacuated 470 people from different parts of the state.
Authorities have distributed 621.34 quintals of rice, dal and salt, 578.82 liters of mustard oil, 100 quintals of animal feed and other flood relief supplies.
Mass erosions were observed in Barpeta, Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Dibrugarh, Goalpara, Morigaon, Nalbari and South Salmara district, the bulletin said.
Roads and other infrastructure have been damaged by flooding in Barpeta, Darrang, Golaghat, Morigaon, Nagaon, Sivasagar, Lakhimpur and Tinsukia, ASDMA said.
A total of 2,56,144 pets and poultry were affected by the Flood, it added.
According to a report by the Central Water Commission, the Brahmaputra is flowing in “above normal to severe flooding” in Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Sonitpur, Goalpara, Kamrup and Dhubri districts.
“Also, tributaries of Brahmaputra namely Beki in Barpeta, Jia Bharali in Sonitpur, Dikhow in Sivasagar, Sankosh in Dhubri, Subansiri in Lakhimpur, Dhansiri in Golaghat, Gaurang in Kokrajhar and Puthimari in Kamrup districts are flooding above normal to severe flooding.
“The Kushiyara River (Barak and others) in Karimganj flows above the normal flood situation,” it said.
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