A flood-affected village at Nimatighat in Jorhat on Thursday. Image credit - UB PHOTOS

Incessant rains for the past few days across Assam have worsened the flood situation in the state with loss of human lives and croplands.

The flood has so far affected 17 districts across Assam.

Apart from causing damage to human lives, floods and landslides triggered by rains have also destroyed a large number of houses.

As per reports, a total of 4,23,386 people have been affected in 749 villages of 17 districts across the state due to the constant downpour that has been occurring in the state.

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A total of 16,730.72 hectares of crops have also been destroyed due to the floods.

The incessant downpour in the state has led to the increase in water level of the river Brahmaputra above the danger mark.

Apart from the mighty river of the state, the water levels of the rivers like Dikhow, Dhansiri, Jia Bharali, Puthimari and Beki are also above the danger mark.

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The districts which have been affected include Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Baksa, Barpeta, Nalbari, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat and Dibrugarh.

A total of three persons have reportedly lost their lives till now due to flood and landslide in the districts of Kamrup (M), Golaghat and Dhemaji.

With the high number of Japanese Encephalitis cases already being reported from various parts of the state, the flood situation has only doubled the woes by taking the number of these cases to a much higher figure.

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Through video conferencing at Guwahati, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal recently asked the deputy commissioners (DCs) to remain alert and prepared to tackle flood situation.

Chief minister Sonowal asked the heads of the district administrations to activate 24×7 control rooms in their respective districts to tackle the worsening flood situation.

The district commissioners have also been asked to keep abundant stock of relief supplies so that there is no shortage of any supply at any time.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have evacuated 721 persons till now in the flood affected areas.

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