7 More Dead In Assam Floods Silchar Town Still Grim: Even though the floodwaters have begun to ebb in most regions, seven further fatalities from floods and landslides have been recorded in Assam in the last 24 hours.
Over 45 lakh people in 30 districts of the state have been impacted by the disastrous floods, which have claimed 107 lives since April.
The Barak Valley town of Silchar, where the situation has been particularly bad for four days, is the worst affected. A major town in southern Assam was flooded by the overflowing Barak River, affecting about three lakh people, while more than 71,000 people were relocated to rescue shelters.
The town currently depends on the food and necessities being airdropped by the central and state disaster forces, in addition to the army and the air force, since it has no food, power, and a severe lack of drinking water.
Yesterday, Silchar’s flood-affected districts were surveyed from the air by the city’s chief minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma.
“The rescue efforts are being joined by more army columns. Every day, we fly one million bottles of water from Guwahati to Silchar. To fix the electric transformers, we also flew experts and technicians from the power department “explained he.
According to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Center is keeping an eye on the Assam flood situation. According to him, the government and the state collaborate closely to provide every kind of support to help the issue be resolved.
“Teams from the Army and the NDRF are on hand in the flood-affected districts. They are carrying out evacuation procedures and helping people who are impacted. As part of the evacuation effort, the Air Force has flown more than 250 missions “he added.