Nearly four lakh still flood-hit in Assam

Nearly four lakh people were still reeling under the impact of floods in Assam though the water level was receding in most parts of the state.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 05, 2014, 19:48 PM IST

Guwahati: Nearly four lakh people were still reeling under the impact of floods in Assam though the water level was receding in most parts of the state.

According to the daily flood report by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 3.7 lakh people across three districts are still affected due to the floods.

202 villages in Goalpara, Kamrup Rural and Dhemaji districts are flood-hit, with 3.66 lakh people affected in Goalpara alone.

The authorities are operating 18 relief camps and shelter homes, where around 6,000 people were staying.

Crops in over 40,000 hectare were under water across the state. In Goalpara alone, crops in over 37,000 hectare have been affected, affecting nearly 83,000 families depending on agriculture.

During this latest wave of flood, 44 people have lost their lives. Of them, 20 persons died in Goalpara, followed by 16 in Kamrup Rural, six in Kamrup Metro and one each in Morigaon and Dhubri districts.

In Goalpara, 81,582 houses were either fully or partially damaged due to the floods.

Besides, a large number of roads and bridges, government infrastructure like schools, health centres and offices have been damaged in many districts.