The situation in Assam has worsened after flood hits the state. More than 33 lakh people are affected from this disaster. While 9 people died on Tuesday, 3 person from Dibrugarh District, 2 each in Tinsukia and Barpeta, 1 each in Biswanath and Golaghat district taking the total death toll to 85 people as per Assam State Disaster Management Authority.
Out of 33 districts, 24 districts are affected by the Assam floods. The worst affected districts are Hojai, Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Udalguri, Darrang, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup Metropolitan, Morigaon, Nagaon, West Karbi Anglong, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Karbi Anglong.
The flood has affected the livelihood of people specially the farmer. More than 100 acres of cultivated land across many districts have been flooded. Assam Minister Phanibhushan Choudhury said, “The situation is serious. The lifetime of most of the embankments has got over. The government is aware. We will get them repaired”.
Last year the Government sanctioned 1100 Crore for rebuilding of embankment but according to NDTV Sources, majority of them have missed the April deadline. NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) and State Disaster Response Force are continuously working to rescue the villagers from flood affected areas. The flood has also hit the Kaziranga National Park killing 39 animals. 95 percent of Kaziranga National Park is under water.
The Brahmaputra is flowing above danger level at Neamatighat, Tezpur, Guwahati, Goalpara, Dhubri, Burhidihing at Chenimari, Khowang, Dhansiri at Numaligarh, Jia Bharali at NT Road Crossing, Kopili at Kanpur, Dharmtul, Kushiyara at Karimganj, Sankosh at golokganj.