A view of flood situation in Lakhimpur. Image credit - Northeast Now

Flood situation remains grim in Lakhimpur district despite a stop in overnight rains.

All the major rivers in the district are in spate inundating villages with croplands and damaging road communications in several places.

According to a SITREP report from Lakhimpur district administration released on Thursday, 69 villages have been affected by flood in North Lakhimpur revenue circle.

The overflowing waters of Ranganadi and Subansiri rivers have caused the inundation in this revenue circle affecting 44,423 people with 1,980 hectares of cropland.

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One relief camp has been set up in Pokadol LP School in that revenue circle.

The relief camp has presently sheltered 45 people including 17 minors.

The Lakhimpur district administration has also set up five relief distribution centres in North Lakhimpur revenue circle where 221.88 quintals of rice, 41.09 quintals of lentils, 12.33 quintals of salt, 1233 liters of mustard oil and 209.82 quintals of cattle feed have been distributed so far.

The SDRF has so far rescued 96 marooned people in areas under the North Lakhimpur revenue circle.

In Kadam revenue circle, flood waters of Subansiri, Bogeenadi and Kakoi rivers have submerged six villages affecting 769 hectares of cropland.

Three relief distribution points have been set up in the revenue circle area where 81 quintals of cattle feeds were distributed.

A view of flood situation in Lakhimpur. Image credit – Northeast Now
A view of flood situation in Lakhimpur. Image credit – Northeast Now

The flood waters of Ranganadi and Singra rivers affected 33 villages under Nowboicha revenue circle in Lakhimpur so far.

The flood has affected 13,750 people and 121 hectares of cropland in this revenue circle.

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The district administration has set up seven relief distribution points where 221.39 quintals of rice, 41.91 quintals of lentils, 12.57 quintals of salt, and 598 numbers of tarpaulins have been distributed among the flood victims so far.

The SDRF has also so far rescued 98 marooned people in Nowboicha region.

The flood waters of Dikrong have submerged 13 villages in Bihpuria revenue circle of the district affecting 6,777 people with crop area of 201.11 hectares.

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One flood relief camp has been set up in Bongalmora Kaibartta LP School where 37 people including 12 minors have been given shelter.

One relief distribution point has been set up in this affected revenue circle where 62.29 quintals of rice, 10.94 quintals of lentils, 3.28 quintals of salt, and 328 liters of mustard oil have been distributed among the flood victims so far.

The spate in rivers Pichola, Durpang, Dihiri and Sesa has flooded 11 villages under Narayanpur revenue circle so far in Lakhimpur district.

The flood waters have affected 7,000 people with crop area of 201 hectares in Narayanpur.

The district administration has opened a relief distribution point in Temera Miri Ghat in the revenue circle where 88.17 quintals of rice, 16.58 quintals of lentils, 4.97 quintals of salt, and 166 liters of mustard oil have been distributed among the flood affected people so far.

In Subansiri revenue circle of Lakhimpur district, flood has inundated 5 villages where 743 people have been affected with crop area of 95 hectares of land.

Four relief distribution centres have been set up in the revenue circle where 12.69 quintals of rice, 2.23 quintals of lentils, 0.67 quintals of salt, and 1000 pouches of drinking water have been distributed among the flood affected people so far.

So far, flood has breached one embankment in Bokanadi Gaon Panchayat embankment at Bishnupur in Nowboicha revenue circle, 3 roads in Subansiri revenue circle and 4 bridges and culverts in the district.

Farhana Ahmed

Farhana Ahmed is Northeast Now Correspondent in North Lakhimpur. She can be reached at: farhana.ahmed777@gmail.com

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