Assam Floods: Nearly 2 Lakh People Affected, 9000 Hectares of Crop Lost

11 districts have been affected by the floods in Assam

Sivasagar, Assam: With the Brahmaputra and Jia Bharali rivers flowing above the danger mark in some places in Assam, the flood situation in the state is worsening.

One lakh seventy five thousand people across 11 districts have been affected, with Goalpara district being the worst affected. Many link roads, and small bridges, especially in Goalpara, are under water.

On Monday, Assam received excess rainfall, inundating houses with flood water. There has been damage to roads and culverts in at least 11 districts in the state.

10 relief camps have been set up across Assam, with seven of them just in Goalpara. There are around 1700 people in these relief camps.

The floods have also affected over 9000 hectares of crop area.

The Assam government says it is coordinating relief efforts, but says the situation is not out of control or as bad as the floods of last year when over four lakh people were displaced.

There has been heavy rain in neighbouring Meghalaya, but so far there has been only one reported instance of landslide in the state, that killed four people a few days ago.