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Assam Floods: 96 Tonnes Of Relief Supplies Flown To Meghalaya

The IAF claims that as of June 21 they had been carrying out flood relief missions in Assam and Meghalaya.

Guwahati: According to the Indian Air Force (IAF), in keeping with its humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) mission in Assam and Meghalaya, at least 96 tonnes of relief supplies were carried on Saturday utilising aerial platforms.

“In continuation of HADR efforts to provide relief and succour in Assam and Meghalaya, IAF has airlifted 96 Ton of relief material on 25 Jun 2022 using various aerial platforms, flying 37 hours in 46 sorties,” the IAF tweeted.

The IAF claimed that it commenced supply operations to Assam on the 21st this month.

“Continuing its efforts to provide relief to the flood-affected populace of Assam and Meghalaya since past 4 days, IAF has airlifted 203 Tonnes of relief material in 74 HADR missions while also rescuing 253 stranded personnel utilising various helicopter and transport aircraft,” it Tweeted.

In order to continue its flood relief operations in Assam and Meghalaya, the IAF made considerable use of the C-130, An-32, Mi-17V5, Mi-171V, Mi-17s, and ALH aircraft.

As part of a humanitarian aid and disaster relief (HADR) operation to the state, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has flown around 74 operations, rescued 253 people who were trapped in the Assam flood, and dropped more than 200 tonnes of relief goods, the IAF reported on Saturday.

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) stated on Saturday that although the state’s overall flood situation has improved, more than 33.03 lakh people in 28 districts are still impacted by the natural disaster.

According to accounts, four children were among the at least 10 persons who drowned in floodwater on Saturday in the previous 24 hours.

According to the reports, 8.76 lakh people have been impacted in just the Barpeta district, followed by 5.08 lakh in Nagaon, 4.01 lakh in Kamrup, 2.76 lakh in Cachar, 2.16 lakh in Karimganj, 1.84 lakh in Dhubri, and 1.70 lakh in the Darrang district of Assam.

Notably, 3,510 settlements within 93 state revenue circles and around 91,700 hectares of agriculture are still wallowing in floodwater.

ASDMA revealed that 2,65,788 flood victims are still staying in 717 relief camps established by the management of 22 districts in the state.

Guwahati and Jorhat have flown 85.2 MT of GR goods, such as packaged drinking water, grains, etc., to Silchar.

Volunteers from AAPDA MITRA and members of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are assisting the district administrations in the rescue effort and delivery of aid.

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