The ongoing Assam floods have brought in an otherwise curse to the lives of many in the Northeastern state. It has also brought in tough times for the victims, who have taken shelter in relief camps across districts.
Today till now, 37,17,838 population of 4462 villages in 30 districts have been affected in flood. Total 8 (3 in landslide n 5 in flood) human lives lost till now in last 24 hours. 97782.28 hectares crop area damaged till now. However, 3 districts Darrang, Karimganj and Tamulpur are yet to submit their flood data as of yesterday evening.
The Central Water Commission bulletin, Kopili river is flowing above the high flood level at Kampur in Nagaon district, Brahmaputra at Nimatighat, Tezpur, Guwahati, Kamrup, Goalpara and Dhubri. Subansiri, Puthimari, Pagladia, Manas, Beki, Barak and Kushiara rivers are flowing above their danger levels.
“WR Dept is pouring in all efforts to prevent erosion caused by Beki river in Elengmari, Baksa district. I visited the area to inspect the installation of geo bags & other measures being adopted by the department”, reads a tweet by Assam Water Resources Minister yesterday evening.
“Inspected erosions caused by river in various areas of Bijni constituency today & discussed the mitigation measures with the officials of WR Dept.”, reads another tweet by the Assam cabinet minister.
The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) is also putting in the best of efforts to do the needful. ASDMA was notified in the year 2007 with the adoption of the Disaster Management Act in the year 2006.
It may be mentioned that, the Chairperson of ASDMA is CM Himanta Biswa Sarma. To execute the mandate of the Authority the State Executive Committee with the Chief Secretary, Assam as its Chairperson has also been notified as per provision of the Disaster Management Act.
Meanwhile, the ASDMA Secretariat with officers, consultants and employees, for carrying out the functions of the State Authority, became fully functional in the year 2010. ASDMA has also notified the District Disaster Management Authority in all the 27 districts of Assam and placed officers for carrying out disaster management activities at the district.