Assam, 17th May 2022: Many districts have been engulfed in floods due to continuous rains in Assam. The rains have also caused landslides in many areas. More than two lakh people are said to be affected by the floods in 24 districts of the state.
According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, the Cachar district alone is home to more than 50 thousand people. The floods have devastated 652 villages in 46 revenue circles, according to the study. Floodwaters have inundated 16,645.61 hectares of crops.
The Assam Disaster Management Authority said that 2,02,385 people have been affected so far in 24 districts including Cachar, Charaideo, Darang, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh and Dima-Hasao. So far 7 people have died due to floods and landslides. Apart from this, many people are also missing. Relief and rescue work is going on by the administration. In Cachar, 55 relief camps and 12 distribution centres have been set up by the district administration. About 33 thousand flood-affected people have taken shelter here.
Heavy rains have also caused landslides in various regions. New Kunjang, Phyangpui, Moulhoi, Namjurang, Dakshin Bagetar, Mahadev Tila, Kalibari, North Bagetar, Zion, and Lodi Pangmaul villages have all reported landslides. Landslides have closed railway lines between Jatinga and Hrangajao and Mahur and Phhiding.
For relief and rescue activities, the army, paramilitary forces, fire and emergency services, SDRF, civil administration, and trained volunteers have been deployed. Flood victims in the Barakhla area were rescued and brought to relief camps by a cooperative endeavour between the Cachar district administration and the Assam Rifles.
Meanwhile, the water level of the Brahmaputra river has crossed the danger mark. The river Kopili in Nimtighat in Jorhat district and Kampur area of Nagaon district is also above the danger mark.
On Monday, several travellers were stranded at Ditochera station owing to the continuous rain. All of the passengers who were stranded at Ditochera station were rescued. The Northeast Frontier Railway announced in a statement that roughly 1600 passengers trapped at the station had been rescued. Passengers were transported to Badarpur and Silchar.