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Assam Floods Worsen, Nearly 33,500 People Affected

Assam Flood (symbolic picture)
Assam Flood (symbolic picture)


Guwahati (June 19,2023) : The flood situation in Assam worsened on Monday with overnight heavy rainfall across several parts of the state, inundating villages, roads and other infrastructure. Nearly 33,500 people have been affected by the floods so far, with over 16,000 people taking shelter in relief camps.

The worst-hit districts are Goalpara, Dhubri, Barpeta, Nalbari and Sonitpur. The Brahmaputra and Barak rivers are flowing above the danger mark in several places. The authorities have deployed teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) to carry out rescue and relief operations.

The Chief Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma, has directed the district administrations to take all necessary measures to provide relief to the affected people. He has also asked the authorities to ensure that there is no shortage of food, water and medical supplies in the relief camps.

The floods have caused widespread damage to crops and property. The government has announced a compensation of Rs 6,000 per hectare for the damage to crops. The floods have also disrupted road and rail traffic in several parts of the state.

The weather department has forecast more rains in the coming days, which could worsen the flood situation in Assam. The flood situation in Assam is a cause for concern. The authorities are doing their best to rescue and relief the affected people. However, the situation is likely to worsen in the coming days. The people of Assam need our support.

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