The flood situation in Assam has shown signs of improvement in several districts since Saturday as the number of people affected by the deluge has come down.
According to official data, the number of flood-affected people in Assam has come down from 10,62,764 to 8,54,235.
Even though the situation is improving, however, the Brahmaputra in Jorhat, Sonitpur and Dhubri, Dhansiri in Golaghat, Jia Bharali in Sonitpur, Kopili in Nagaon, Beki in Barpeta and Sankosh in Dhubri districts continue to flow above the danger level, the Central Water Commission said on Sunday.
The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA)’s daily flood bulletin stated that 1,087 villages under 49 revenue circles continue to reel under the deluge in 19 districts of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro), Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat and Sivasagar.
11,887 people are taking shelter in 93 relief camps in the affected districts, the bulletin added.
“Floodwaters also affected 51,769.89 hectares of cropland along with 2, 69, 218 big animals, 1,39, 397 small animals and 2,82,725 poultry across Assam,” the bulletin added.
Till Sunday evening, Goalpara remains the worst-affected with 3,03,937 affected people in 206 villages.
Since Saturday, floodwaters have damaged a number of embankments in Bongaigaon district. A road in Morigaon district too was damaged on Sunday.
A total of 18 camps in Kaziranga National Park (KNP) are still submerged under the floodwaters.
Meanwhile, a flood-related case of a missing person was reported from Kokrajhar district.