Bongaigaon DC along with other officers visiting flood affected areas of Jamdoha, Jaraguri, Bhandara, Patilidaha, Chakla and Golapara and reviewing post-flood situation recently. Image credit - UB PHOTOS

The death toll in Assam floods touched 86 on Monday in the current wave of flood.

However, despite improvement in the overall flood situation of Assam, as the latest flood report of Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 16 districts of the state still continue to be affected by flood.

Earlier, the number of flood affected districts reached 30.

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The districts, which are still under the grip of flood waters, are Dhemaji, Sonitpur, Darrang, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup (M), Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat and Cachar.

The total number of revenue circles remaining affected by flood is 37.

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As per the Central Water Commission (CWC) bulletin issued at 8 am on Monday, several rivers are still flowing above the danger level.

The rivers flowing above the danger level are Brahmaputra at Nimatighat (Jorhat), Dhansiri (S) at Numaligarh (Golaghat), Jia Bharali at N.T. Road, Xing (Sonitpur) and Kushiyara in Karimganj district.

As per the flood report of ASDMA issued on Monday, 1,113 villages have been affected by flood including highest number of villages in Barpeta district (584).

While 12,24,685 people have been affected by flood, the total crop area affected by flood is 82,609,20 hectares.

There are total 388 relief camps which have housed total 14,727 inmates.


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