Five people, including four children, drowned at different places in Barpeta, Cachar, Darrang, Karimganj and Morigaon districts on Sunday.
New Delhi: Due to floods in many districts of Assam, there has been a lot of devastation. Five more people died due to floods in the state and over 22 lakh people are affected in 25 districts. However, the flood situation improved on Sunday. According to the daily bulletin of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), five people, including four children, drowned at different places in Barpeta, Cachar, Darrang, Karimganj and Morigaon districts on Sunday. Apart from this, two people are missing in two districts.
The death toll in the floods and landslides in the state this year has risen to 126. According to the bulletin, more than 22,21,500 people were affected due to floods in Balaji, Baksa, Barpeta, Cachar, Chirang, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Goalpara, Golaghat, Hailakandi, Nalbari, Sonitpur, South Salmara, Tamulpur and Udalguri districts. Huh. Around seven lakh people are affected the most in Barpeta. After this, 5.13 lakh people are affected in Nagaon and 2.77 lakh in Cachar. Several places in Cachar, Dibrugarh and Morigaon districts were also affected by the floods.
CM said- the administration has not yet reached all the people
Till Saturday, more than 25 lakh people are affected by the floods in 24 districts. State Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday visited Silchar in the worst-hit Cachar district and Hajo in Kamrup. He directed the agencies involved in the relief and rescue operations to increase their reach and provide assistance at the earliest. As Silchar city was submerged for a week, Sarma admitted that the administration was yet to reach out to all the people.
"We are not denying it," he said. He appealed to the people to stand by each other in this difficult time and appreciated the charitable activities in Silchar. “About 50 per cent of the administration work is being done by philanthropic organizations and people,” Sarma said. ASDMA said that 2,542 villages are currently submerged and 74,706.77 acres of cultivable land have been damaged.