- The total affected in 22 districts stood at 21.52 lakh, while yesterday there were 22.21 lakh in 28 districts.
- One person is also reported missing in Cachar district.
- Eight deaths include five from Cachar district and one each from Kamrup Metro, Morigaon and Nagaon.
Assam Floods: A total of 134 people have died in the Assam floods on Monday with eight more deaths. However, the total number of affected is decreasing and till now more than 21 lakh have been affected. The dead included five from Cachar district and one each from Kamrup Metro, Morigaon and Nagaon.
According to the bulletin of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), one person is also reported missing in Cachar district.
Though there was some improvement in the flood situation, the total affected population in 22 districts came down to 21.52 lakh, as against 22.21 lakh in 28 districts on the previous day.
Officials said most of the rivers were in a declining trend, though Kopili in Nagaon, Barak in Cachar and Karimganj and Kushiyara in Karimganj were flowing above the danger mark.
In Silchar town, which has been submerged for more than a week, helicopters of the Indian Air Force are trying to provide relief in areas where the Indian Air Force dropped packets of food, drinking water and other essential items in the air. The administration has not arrived yet.
Cachar Deputy Commissioner Kirti Jalli said that Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are also engaged in preparing the flood map of Silchar city to identify the extent of damage and help in taking measures to reduce the damage in future.
He said that the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), UNICEF and OXFAM have set up water treatment units on boats to cater to the needy in and around Silchar.
Transport Minister Parimal Shuklabaidya on Monday visited Borjalenga and Narsinghpur development blocks of his constituency Dholai to inspect the delivery of relief material for the flood-affected people.
The current wave of floods across the state has affected 2,254 villages under 61 revenue circles, while 1,91,194 people have taken shelter in 538 relief camps, the ASDMA bulletin said.
Flood waters have damaged 79 roads and five bridges, while six embankments have been breached.
It added that a crop area of 74,655.89 hectares is still submerged, and so far 2,774 animals have been washed away. Meanwhile, Bollywood star Aamir Khan on Monday donated Rs 25 lakh to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to help the flood-affected people.
“Eminent Bollywood actor Aamir Khan extended a helping hand to the flood affected people of our state by making a generous contribution of Rs 25 lakh to the CM Relief Fund. My heartfelt gratitude for his concern and act of generosity,” tweeted Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. Over the past few days, several prominent personalities and organizations have donated to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in the wake of the devastating floods.
(with inputs from PTI)