Assam floods: Death toll rises to 174, over 22.17 Lakh people left behind in northeastern state amid heavy rains
Guwahati, July 2: More than 22.17 lakh people in 27 of Assam’s 35 districts are still stranded due to ongoing floods, which, coupled with landslides, have so far killed 174 people, officials said on Saturday.
Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) officials said that since April, 156 people have lost their lives in pre-monsoon and monsoon floods while 18 others have died in landslides in different districts of Assam. Floods in Assam: Flood waters enter CRPF camp in Dibrugarh (Watch video)
They said over 50,714 hectares of cropland are still flooded in 1,934 villages in 27 districts as the flood situation is deteriorating due to unrelenting rains in the state.
More than 2.77 lakh men, women and children have taken refuge in 404 relief camps, with district administrations setting up relief and distribution centers in flood-hit districts.
An ASDMA official said that after visiting the flood-affected districts, two Inter-Ministerial Central Teams (IMCTs) held a meeting with Chief Secretary Jishnu Barua and other Assam government officials on Saturday. .
Senior officials from the Indian Army, Indian Air Force, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF ), NHAI, NHIDCL and FCI also attended the meeting.
The Chief Secretary has requested the IMCT to submit a report to the Center so that the state can secure more central funds to deal with the flooding situation.
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