Flood havoc in Assam (Photo Credit: PTI)
Guwahati: Flood havoc continues in Assam (Assam). Meanwhile, the state government led by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday informed that a total of 56,89,584 people have been affected in 30 districts of Assam since May 22. Also, 109 people have lost their lives, while more than 1.5 lakh people have taken shelter in 621 camps.
Issuing the latest update, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority said that 10,52,645 people were affected in 20 districts. A total of 29,220 people have taken shelter in 122 relief camps. The state government also said that 1,307 villages were affected till 7 am Sunday, while the total damage due to floods – spread from May 22 to 5,378 villages, affecting 56,89,584 people in 30 districts. Also read: Flood situation in Assam improves, 10.63 lakh people affected.
Explaining the loss of crops, ASDMA said that till Sunday, 72,578.59 hectares of the total cropped area was affected, while floods have affected 2,62,723.74 hectares since May 22. In urban areas, Kaiser, Dibrugarh, Goalpara, Karbi Anglong, Kamrup (M), Chauradev, most areas are affected by water logging.
The state government has deployed agencies like SDRF, NDRF, Civil Office, Civil Defense, IWT and local police to help the affected people. Also, 384 boats have been deployed and 81,678 people have been evacuated since 22 May 2020.