The flood situation in Assam has further deteriorated with over 2.25 lakh people in fifteen districts of the state affected.
Around 39,000 children are among those affected by the floods in Assam.
According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), over 16,000 hectares of agricultural lands have been destroyed in the floods.
At least 512 villages in 15 districts of Assam are reeling under flood waters.
Lakhimpur, Majuli, Dhemaji, Bongaigaon, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia are the worst affected districts.
A total of 62 relief camps have been set up in the fifteen flood-affected districts of Assam.
Many roads, bridges, embankments, culverts and other infrastructure have been damaged by flood waters in several districts, the ASDMA said.
The rivers flowing through most of the affected districts are maintaining a rising trend and are flowing above the danger mark in several places.
Our Udalguri correspondent adds:
Assam Water Resource Minister – Pijush Hazarika, on Saturday, visited the flood-affected India-Bhutan border villages under Paneri LAC in Udalguri district to take stock of the erosion caused by flood waters.
Hazarika who was accompanied by Paneri MLA and Assam Legislative Assembly Speaker Biswajit Daimary and BTC Executive Members, Diganta Baruah and Sanjit Tanti visited Satiyapara village affected by Kulshi river.
He also visited the Samrang area along the Indo-Bhutan border to get a first-hand understanding of the erosion.
Minister Hazarika also directed the officials of the Water Resources Department to set up porcupine dams as a permanent solution to the river erosion issue.