Assam floods: Flood situation remains grim
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Assam floods: Flood situation remains grim


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According to a bulletin by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), the number of districts affected by floods dropped from 28 two weeks ago to 21.

The flood situation in Assam improved marginally on Tuesday.

According to a bulletin by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), the number of districts affected by floods dropped from 28 two weeks ago to 21.

There has also been a significant drop in the number of people affected by floods in the state; the number, which had risen to 40 lakh ten days ago, is down to nearly 20 lakh people now. Meanwhile, one more death due to drowning was reported during the day, taking the season’s tally to 104.

Over 42,000 people displaced by floods are taking shelter in 236 relief camps in 16 of the affected districts. Nearly 1 lakh hectare crop area continues to be inundated, said the ASDMA bulletin.

According to a bulletin by Central Water Commission (CWC), Brahmaputra, Dhansiri, Jia Bharali and Kopili rivers continued to flow above the danger level at several places.

The flood situation in Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNPTR) has also eased a bit with the submerged area coming down to nearly 75% of the park — till a few days ago, 90% area of the park was submerged.

A total of 137 park animals, including 14 rhinos, have died this season while 163 of them have been rescued, said a bulletin issued by the park.

“Rainfall has eased in the past few days and flood waters are drying in most places. The situation is likely to improve further in the next few days as there is no prediction of heavy rainfall,” said Pankaj Chakraborty, state project coordinator, ASDMA.


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