Source: News Bharati English26 Jul 2016 16:39:05

Itanagar, July 26: The flood situation in Assam, caused by incessant rains remained grim affecting over 12.5 lakh people. The Brahmaputra and its tributaries are overflowing in 18 districts of the state, submerging villages and agricultural lands including the Kaziranga National Park and Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary.  The Army, SDRF and NDRF are assisting the district administrations in evacuating the affected population to safer places.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday held a video conference meeting with the Deputy Commissioners (DC) of 16 districts and asked them to reach out to the flood affected people. He also put forward the idea of construction of community buildings in the flood affected areas so that the affected people can take shelter in those during the recurring floods every year. The Assam government has moved their residents to relief camps where shelter and two meals are being provided across the state, about a lakh people have taken shelter in over 2,000 such camps.

The Assam government has moved their residents to relief camps where shelter and two meals are being provided across the state, about a lakh people have taken shelter in over 2,000 such camps.

The Assam government has moved their residents to relief camps where shelter and two meals are being provided across the state, about a lakh people have taken shelter in over 2,000 such camps.

Sonowal asked the deputy commissioners to take all measures to provide pure drinking water and essential medicines. Sonowal asked the DCs to maintain a constant touch with the MLAs of their respective districts and work in coordination with them to reach out to the affected people, rescue and help them with relief materials. He also asked the DCs to press the doctors into service and take care of the health and hygiene of the camp inmates, news agency North East Today reported.

The Chief Minister also asked the DCs to provide adequate fodder stock and take measures for the protection of animals including the wild animals in Kaziranga National Park and other wildlife sanctuaries. He asked forest officials to issue “time card” to all vehicles passing through the Kaziranga National Park in a bid to save stray animals from road accidents.

Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) on Monday said that floods has washed away parts of the main roads in Morigaon, Jorhat and Dibrugarh districts, snapping road communications and breached river embankments in Kokrajhar, Jorhat, Bongaigaon, Dibrugarh and Golaghat districts. The worst flood-hit districts are Lakhimpur, Golaghat, Bongaigaon, Jorhat, Dhemaji, Sivasagar, Barpeta, Kokrajhar, Nagaon, Dibrugarh, Chirang, Goalpara, Tinsukia, Dhubri, Morigaon, Sonitpur, Biswanath and Darrang.