SILCHAR/ GUWAHATI- The flood situation in Silchar, Assam continues to remain grim on June 24. Floodwaters submerged several areas of the district. Over 3.32 lakh people have been affected due to flood situations. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on June 23 conducted an aerial survey of the flood-hit Silchar.
In continuation with the ongoing relief and rescue efforts in the Silchar Town of Assam, Srikona Battalion of IGAREast under Spear Corps launched flood rescue operations in general area of Rangirkhari in Silchar town of Assam.
With the water having risen over the danger level, many colonies and civil habitats were inundated. Even though a major inter-agency joint effort in previous days had helped evacuate thousands, many more remained stranded in the devastation brought by the rains and heavy flooding. The column carried out extensive rescue operations prioritising people in dire need of medical attention as well as the old, infirm and weak.
The timely and swift action resulted in 140 individuals being evacuated including 17 males, 67 females and 56 children. Additionally, the column also assisted the civil administration in providing nine boat loads of food, essential stores and precious water to those stranded within their homes.
Member of Parliament, Sushmita Dev has urged Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to postpone Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2022 for candidates having their exam centres in Silchar in view of severe floods. The MP has written to CM Sarma requesting him to declare flood officially in the state.
The flood situation in Assam was critical on Friday with 45.34 lakh people reeling under the deluge, officials said, according to a PTI report. The toll rose to 108 with seven deaths reported in the last 24 hours, they added. The situation in Silchar, considered ‘Gateway to Barak Valley’, is alarming with most areas still under water, a district official said.