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Assam floods: death toll rises to 52, CM visits flood affected areas

ABSU demanded Assam Flood should be declare as National Problem.

GUWAHATI- The death toll in Assam floods has risen to 52. About 21.13 lakh people are affected in 29 districts by the second wave of flood. Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma visited several districts and inspected the areas affected due to flood and waterlogging.

Assam chief minister on Friday said the flood situation was improving as the water flowing above the danger mark in Brahmaputra river and its tributaries continued to recede.

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CM Sarma, who was inspecting areas facing water-logging problems in Dibrugarh, said that power had been shut off due to the area inundated with water.

On Wednesday, the Chief Minister chaired a meeting with district commissioners to address the flood situation. He directed officials to expedite the distribution of relief, ensure all rehabilitation claims are completed before August 15, and provide accurate information to the headquarters to facilitate adequate relief measures.

Six people have died and over 21 lakh people have been affected across 29 districts. This year, 62 people have died in the state from storms, landslides and floods, according to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority.

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The flood situation in Assam’s Morigaon district remains grim as thousands of people have been affected. According to the District Administration, 194 villages in the district remain inundated.

On July 4, state officials confirmed that major rivers were overflowing, leading to extensive inundation. An alert has been issued in the Kamrup (Metro) district, where vast tracts of land are now underwater. Additionally, about 80 per cent of Kaziranga National Park, a Unesco World Heritage site, was also flooded, posing a serious threat to the wildlife there.

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An alert was issued in Kamrup district where the Brahmaputra, Digaru and Kollong rivers are flowing above the danger mark and submerging vast amounts of land.

ABSU demanded Assam Flood should be declare as National Problem 

Since Assam is frequented by floods every year thereby bringing loss to farmers, crops, livestock, assets and properties etc.  The All Bodo Students Union demanded and appeal to the government of India and Assam to declare Assam flood as National problem and to take up measure for restoration of embankment, erosion by granting central packages.

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