The crisis in Assam worsened due to the worsening of the flood situation, Silchar is full of water for a week.


Guwahati. The flood situation has worsened in Assam. Officials have informed that 24.92 lakh people are still affected by the floods. Most of the areas in the Silchar town of Cachar have been submerged for more than a week. Officials said that three people died in Cachar and one each in Morigaon and Dhubri. With this, the number of people who lost their lives in flood-related accidents in the state this year has increased to 139. According to the bulletin of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), three others are missing. In which two people from Cachar and one person from Chirang district are missing.

According to a news agency language, in the last 24 hours, 24.92 lakh people have been affected by floods in 28 districts of the state. On Monday, 21.52 lakh people were affected in 22 districts. While the Brahmaputra, Beki, Kopili, Barak and Kushiyara are flowing above the danger mark, the water level in other rivers is receding. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma visited the embankment breach site at Kuwara in Baijli district to take stock of the flood situation. He tweeted that ‘visited Kuwara in Patacharakuchi, Baijli with his cabinet colleague Ranjit Kumar Das to take stock of the flood situation and the damage caused by the waters of Kaldia river.’

An amount of 9 crore rupees has been approved for strengthening the embankment of Pahumara river and construction of road on it. In Silchar, Tourism Minister Jayant Malla Barua reviewed the flood relief and rescue operations. A team of National Health Mission (NHM) led by Assam Mission Director Lakshmi Priya also visited the city to ensure proper medical facilities for the affected people.

A statement issued by the NHM said that medical officers and paramedical staff have been deployed and health camps for prevention of diseases have been started in various relief centres. A total of 7,212 people were screened during the day and those found very ill were sent to the hospital. Silchar has been flooded for more than a week. The help of helicopters is being taken to deliver food items to the people who are difficult to reach.

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Cachar Deputy Commissioner Kirti Jalli said that water pouches and water purifying tablets are being distributed among the people. Jalli appealed to the people not to throw household garbage on the streets to prevent the spread of diseases. According to the ASDMA, a total of 2,389 villages in 72 revenue circles across the state have been affected by the floods and 1,76,201 people are staying in 555 relief camps. Flood waters have damaged 155 roads and five bridges, while seven embankments have been broken.

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