Assam Floods kill more than 8 people, and Over 21 Lakh are Affected

Assam Floods kill more than 8 people, and Over 21 Lakh are Affected: Over 21 lakh people were still in need of assistance as a result of the downpour on Monday, according to authorities, while eight more people perished in the deadly flood that hit Assam.

Eight deaths were confirmed throughout the day, including five from Cachar district and one from Kamrup Metro, Morigaon, and Nagaon, they added, bringing the total number of fatalities related to the flood this year to 134.

A statement from the Assam State Disaster Management Authority said that one further person had been reported missing in the Cachar area (ASDMA).

However, there was some improvement in the flood situation, with the overall impacted population falling to 21,52 lakh in 22 districts from 22,21 lakh in 28 districts the day before.

Although Kopili at Nagaon, Barak at Cachar, and Karimganj and Kushiara in Karimganj were running over the danger threshold, the authorities stated that most of the rivers indicated a pattern of retreat.

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In Silchar town, which has been under water for more than a week, efforts are being made to offer aid in those regions where the administration has not yet arrived by using helicopters of the Indian Air Force to airdrop packages, including food, water bottles, and other necessities.

According to Cachar Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are also being used to create a flood map of Silchar town to assess the damage and develop future loss mitigation strategies.

She said that to help those in need in Silchar and its surrounding regions, the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), UNICEF, and OXFAM have installed boat-mounted water purification units.

Parimal Suklabaidya, the transport minister, went to the Borjalenga and Narsinghpur development blocks in his district of Dholai on Monday to check on the distribution of supplies to flood victims.

The current wave of floods throughout the state still affects 2,254 villages under 61 revenue circles, according to the ASDMA report, while 1,91,194 people have sought refuge in 538 relief shelters.

According to the report, six embankments were broken, and flood waters destroyed 79 roads and five bridges.

74,655.89 hectares of cropland are still underwater, and 2,774 animals have already been lost; as a result, it said.

Meanwhile, Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan gave the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund a donation of 25 lakh on Monday to help the flood victims.

“Famous Bollywood performer Aamir Khan generously donated 25 lakh to the CM Relief Fund in order to assist the residents of our state who were devastated by the floods. My heartfelt appreciation for his kindness and care, “Himanta Biswa Sarma, the chief minister, tweeted.