Assam

Assam Flood: 30,000 people, 127 villages affected

Goalpara is the worst affected district by the floods with close to 23,000 people in 89 villages affected.

Guwahati:  In the first round of flood in Assam , more than 30,000 people are facing floods in the districts of Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Darrang and Goalpara. 127 villages have been affected and 579 hectres of crop land is already under water, the government said.

Goalpara is the worst affected district by the floods with close to 23,000 people in 89 villages affected. Thirty-three relief camps have also been opened up in the district, where over 8,000 people have been shifted, according to the flood report by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said that with a threat of massive flood during the coronavirus crisis looming large, it would be wiser for the people who are stuck outside the state to return by June 10, so that the state shifts its focus to flood preparations.

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