Assam Flood Situation Remains Serious With 19 Affected Districts; Bajali District Hardest Hit

On Saturday, the flood situation in Assam remained dire with at least 19 districts still impacted.
Assam Flood Situation Remains Serious With 19 Affected Districts; Bajali District Hardest Hit

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMAmost )'s recent report estimates that 4,88,525 people in 1,538 villages and two urban areas are affected.

A flood-related incident resulted in a death on Friday in the Nalbari district.

When Nikhilesh Malla Bujorbaruah unintentionally fell into floodwaters close to his home, his disappearance was reported. Afterwards, his body was found by the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF).

This was the second fatality in the state as a result of the first round of flooding this year.

The Tamulpur district received a report of the first death on Thursday.

The relatives of the victims would receive compensation under the Ex-gratia scheme, according to state government authorities.

According to the ASDMA, the 19 districts affected by the flooding include Bajali, Chirang, Darrang, Baksa, Barpeta, Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Goalpara, Golaghat, Kamrup, Kokrajhar, Lakhimpur, Nagaon, Nalbari, Tamulpur, and Udalguri.

With 267,253 impacted persons, Bajali district continues to be the area most severely affected by the flooding, with Barpeta coming in second (73,233).

225 relief camps run by the state administration in 14 districts are now home to at least 35,142 flood victims.

Bajali, where 15,841 people have sought refuge in 73 relief shelters, has the most newly opened camps.

Senior state government officials claim that the district administrators have been giving the flood victims the food, medicine, and other necessities they require.

In all the areas at risk of flooding, teams from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the SDRF have been put on high alert.

According to the farmers, substantial quantities of agricultural products may be damaged as a result of the flooding that has inundated over 10,782 hectares of fields.

427,474 animals, besides people, have also been impacted. More than 200 domestic and wild animals have been lost, according to ASDMA data.

Several areas reported eroding and damaged key infrastructure, including bridges, schools, and homes.

In three districts, at least 14 river embankments have been damaged. In 213 places across 14 districts, more infrastructure damages were recorded.

A "Yellow Warning" has been issued through Sunday by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) due to "heavy rainfall."

The rivers Pagladiya, Puthimari, Manas, and Brahmaputra are all flowing above the danger threshold.

Urban floods were recorded in the districts of Kokrajhar and Darang as a result of the excessive rain.