Flood situations have worsened in the state of Assam and nineteen districts are badly hit. Over 13 lakh people have been affected badly and 2 lakh 60 thousand people have been shifted to relief camps. The death toll has alarmingly risen to 24. Around 24 lakh people have been shifted to 74 relief camps.
Brahmaputra in its whole length across the state continues to flow above the danger mark. Its tributaries Burhi-Dihing, Dikhow, Disang, Dhansiri, Jiya-Bharali, Puthimari, Pagladiya, Beki and Kushiyara continue to submerge fresh areas.
Along with the Civil Administration, the Army and the NDRF are extending their help to the people. Although motor boats have been used to reach the villages, yet many remote villages are till yet to be reached due to geographic inaccessibility.
Meteorological Department has forecasted rain for few more days indicating that situations may worse on the coming few days in the state. Inland Water Transport in River Brahmaputra has been also closed down since the past few days.
Central Government has released fund worth Rs. 207 crore to the state Government on Thursday, out of the current year’s allocation of Rs. 414 crore.
Situations have marooned many places from the mainstream across the state and yet the nation is more told about a sensational murder case relating to the state. The national media has turned its back towards the state’s worse condition.