22 districts of Assam are flooded and nearly 18 lakh people have been displaced. Nearly 2,30,000 people are living in over 500 relief camps across the state. Does this mean the crores of spent on relief measures have had no impact? Some seem to believe so but the government strongly denies that charge. With houses submerged and boats often become the only solace for 18 lakh people who have been affected. They sleep, cook and eat on the boats.