Dibrugarh: As many as 28 lower primary schools inundated in Dibrugarh Floods over the past one week.
Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) project officer of Dibrugarh Dipjyoti Hatikakati on Friday informed the media that around 24 LP schools of the district sustained partial damage while 4 LP schools were fully damaged in the recent flood.
"The flood has caused widespread devastation in several educational institutions of the district. During the assessment, we found that 24 LP schools suffered partial damages while 4 were fully damaged. Apart from that 8 high schools and 1 LP school of the district were affected by erosion," Hatikakati said.
The lower primary schools found to be completely damaged were Mulukghat Mirigaon LP School, Rangmala Tamulibari LP School, Dodhia Chalbil LP School and Dodhia Karani LP School. Among the partially damaged LP schools are Moina Parijat LP School, Jun Gaon LP School, No 2 Sologuri LP School, Bharali Bari Kalita LP School Sri Sri Bhagban Chandra Dev LP School, Sessamukh Rangagara LP School, Da Kalakhowa LP School, Moina Miri LP School, Chakai Pathar LP School, Dehing Than LP School, No 2 Charai Habi LP School, Madhupur Tinsukia LP School, Bordoibam LP School, Naharani Kandorbasti LP School, Bhatibill LP School, Naharani Block LP School, Gereki Bonua LP School, Gereki Nepati LP School, Dodhia Kuli Gaon LP School, Dodhia Tengabari LP School, Okland LP School, Mohmora Hindi LP School, Hindi Prathamik Vidyalaya and Charukhetia Bidya Bhawan.
The eight high schools which were affected by erosion are Itakhuli Dehingthan High School, Kalakhowa Miri Pathar High School, Lezai Girls' High School, Sanmilita Janata High School, Madhupur High School, Graham Bazar Girls' High School, Graham Bazar Boys' High School and Public High School. The No 3 Charaihabi LP School was also gripped by erosion.
The number of flood-affected villages decreased to four on Friday. During the peak flood, as many as 102 villages were inundated. The four villages still under the grip of the flood are Gorudhoria Saraihabi No 2, Gorudhoria No 1, Metekokani and Gozai Gaon. The number of flood-affected people has also come down to 1,933. As many as 679 people are currently staying in the four relief camps in the district.
As per preliminary assessment, 68 kutcha houses were fully damaged in the flood while 38 were partially damaged. The exact extent of destruction will, however, be known after the final survey.
Meanwhile, the Brahmaputra was flowing at 104.54 metre against the danger level of 115.70 metre in Dibrugarh on Friday. The Buridehing river was flowing at 115.84 metre against danger level of 120.40 metre at Naharkatia while in Khowang it was flowing at 100.15 metre against danger level of 102.11 metre.