Flood situation improves in Asom
Guwahati, Jun 21 (UNI) The overall flood situation in Asom improved today with no rainfall recorded in the past 24 hours and water levels receding in Brahmaputra, Barak and their tributaries throughout the state.
However, the Brahmaputra at Dibrugarh, and Namatighat and Barak and its tributaries Katakhal at Matizuri point, Hailakandi and Kushiara at Karimganj are still flowing above the danger level with a falling trend.
Official reports said that over 2,26,127 people in six districts with an area of 21,479 hectares of land were affected by the first wave of floods in the state till now. A total number of 234 villages have been affected, the report stated.
Road communication in a few places in Cachar district have been disrupted.
Embankments has been breached and land eroded due to floods in a 150 m stretch between Ratanpur and Mohanpur.
Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Sibsagar, Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi were also affected by the first wave of flods in the state so far.
With the gradual receding of water levels of all the rivers, large scale of erosion have been reported from several districts, including Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Lakhimpur and Hailakandi.
The state government have so far distributed over 700 quintals of rice, 140 quintals of dal and 23 quintals of salt to the affected people in the state.
However, no loss of human life and cattle have so far been reported from anywhere of the state.