Assam: Floods, landslides Affect 2 Lakh People Across 20 Districts, Rescue Operations On

In Assam, heavy rains have caused floods and landslides. The recent floods have affected almost 1.97 lakh people in 20 districts throughout the state.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, the Cachar district alone has been devastated by the floods, with 51,357 individuals affected. Floodwaters inundated 16,645.61 hectares of agriculture in 652 villages over 46 revenue circles.

Two people have died and three others, including two children, have gone missing in Cachar district, according to authorities. The district government has set up 55 relief camps and 12 distribution centres to accommodate 32,959 survivors.

At Neamatighat in Jorhat district and Kopili river in Nagaon district, the water level of the Brahmaputra river is flowing above the danger level mark. The flood condition in Nagaon district’s Kampur region has disrupted everyday life.

New Kunjung, Fiangpui, Moulhoi, Namzeurang, South Bagetar, Mahadev Tilla, Kalibari, North Bagetar, Zion, and Lodi Pangmoul villages have all reported landslides.

Landslides had closed the railway lines between Jatinga and Harangajao and Mahur and Phaiding, according to the bulletin. The route connecting Geremlambra village to the Maibang tunnel is also expected to be closed.

For evacuation and relief efforts, the government has sent the Indian Army, paramilitary forces, Fire and Emergency Services, SDRF, civil administration, and trained volunteers. The flood victims in the Barakhla area were rescued and sent to relief camps by a cooperative endeavour between the Kachar district administration and the Assam Rifles.