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Assam floods: 17 lakh people affected 80 dead, Assam needs govt attention in Northeast

A total of 58 districts have been affected owing to floods and landslides across Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur.




Floods continue to ravage Assam and other states in the Northeast, with the death toll jumping to 80 on Thursday.

A total of 58 districts have been affected owing to floods and landslides across Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur, said Union minister Jitendra Singh.

Five people were victims of the flood in Assam on Thursday. Five more people had died on Wednesday wherein one death each was reported from Majuli, Dhemaji, Sivasagar, Golaghat and Nagaon districts, according to the government. Among the five people who lost their lives in the flood were two minors and a woman, the Times of India reported.


Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister of State for Home, landed in Assam with his team on Thursday to visit Majuli and Dhemaji, which are among the worst-hit areas. He said he would evaluate the situation and submit a report to the Centre.

Singh said the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) and the Prime Minister's Office are closely coordinating with the Rijiju-led team.

Approximately 73% area of Kaziranga National Park is inundated, with two hog deer and a swamp deer killed due to drowning.

A total of 2,488 villages/localities have been affected and 1,05,860 hectares of crop area damaged.

There are 123 relief camps and 171 relief distribution centres set up across the state, housing 31,456 people. Rescue operations by locals, national disaster response force (NDRF), state disaster response force (SDRF), revenue circle administration and fire & emergency services (F&ES) are ongoing.

The report reveals 10 rivers to have overflown and till now, 44 people have died in the floods.

We hopes that the plight of the people of Assam is soon uplifted. It is a sad reality that the state if witnessing one of the worst calamities in years and immediate government action, coupled with long-term solutions are needed.

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