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Assam Floods: Over 6 Lakh Affected, 9 Dead

Floods and landslides prompted by the state’s constant rains have affected more than 6.62 lakh people across 27 districts in Assam.

Around 2.88 lakh people are affected in Nagaon district, followed by 1.19 lakh in Cachar, 1.07 lakh in Hojai, 60562 in Darrang, 27282 in Biswanath, and 19755 in Udalguri, according to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority.

The flood situation in Assam worsened on Wednesday, with another person dying, bringing the total death toll to nine.

Over 48,000 people have taken refuge in 135 relief camps across Assam, while 113 distribution centers have been set up across the state to guarantee that critical supplies are not in short supply in flood-affected areas.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the state government has provided 150 crore to flood-affected regions, while the Centre has approved a flood relief package worth 1,000 crore for the state.

Instability in the weather has caused landslides in Assam’s Barak Valley and Dima Hasao region, as well as the neighboring states of Tripura, Mizoram, and Manipur. To assist the inhabitants of Dima Hasao, the Air Force has dropped crucial supplies.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the state government has provided 150 crore to flood-affected regions, while the Centre has approved a flood relief package worth 1,000 crore for the state.

Instability in the weather has caused landslides in Assam’s Barak Valley and Dima Hasao region, as well as the neighboring states of Tripura, Mizoram, and Manipur. To assist the inhabitants of Dima Hasao, the Air Force has dropped crucial supplies.

The state government, according to the Chief Minister, is taking the required efforts to ensure the delivery of critical commodities in flood-affected areas and to restore communication links. “The train link will be restored in 45 days, while road connectivity will be restored in the next two to three days,” Mr Sarma said.

The Assam government has agreed to allow regional carrier FlyBig Airline to conduct flights from Barak Valley in order to assist those who are stuck there. The ticket price has been set at 3,000 dollars, with the government covering the remaining costs, according to sources.

During floods, the Assam Forest Department has built over 40 hills to protect the animals in Kaziranga National Park and other woods.

Assam has been assured of every help from the central government, according to Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

The weather office in Guwahati has issued a warning for widespread rain over the next four days across the region.

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