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Assam floods: Death toll rises to 82, Amit Shah takes BIG step amid crisis


New Delhi: The flood situation in Assam has worsened and the death toll has risen to 82, affecting more than 41 lakh people in 34 districts of the State. Amid the alarming situation in the flood-ridden state, Home Minister Amit Shah got on a call with Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswas and Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma to discuss the way forward. He also announced that an Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) will visit the flood-affected areas of Assam and Meghalaya to assess the damages much like they had done from 26 May to 29 May 2022.

 

5,424 villages under 125 revenue circles of 32 districts – Bajali, Baksa, Barpeta, Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Cachar, Chirang, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Dima Hasao, Goalpara, Golaghat, Hailakandi, Hojai, Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro), Karbi Anglong West, Karimganj, Kokrajhar, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Morigaon, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sivasagar, Sonitpur, South Salmara, Tamulpur, Tinsukia, Udalguri, are reeling under flood according to an ANI report.

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More than 12.30 lakh people have been affected alone in lower Assam’s Barpeta district followed by 4.69 lakh in Darrang, 4.40 lakh in Nagaon, 3.38 lakh in Bajali, 2.91 lakh in Dhubri, 2.82 lakh in Kamrup, 2.80 lakh in Goalpara, 2.07 lakh in Cachar, 1.84 lakh in Nalbari, 1.51 lakh in South Salmara, 1.46 lakh in Bongaigaon, 1.34 lakh in Karimganj district.

The ASDMA also reported that seven people have gone missing amidst the natural calamity whereas 2,31,819 people took shelter in the 810 relief camps in the state. A total of 1,13,485.37 hectares of land have been affected because of the calamity, whereas the ASDMA in its report further stated that at least 11,292 people have been evacuated from the affected areas.

The administration of the flood-hit districts have set up 810 relief camps and 615 relief distribution centres and nearly 2.32 lakh people are currently lodged in the relief camps. Meanwhile, the Karimganj district administration has closed down all government and private educational institutions in the district till June 23.

(With ANI inputs)

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