GUWAHATI: The Kamrup (M) district is still under the grip of floods with as many as 34 villages, mainly on outskirts, are still reeling under water. According to ASDMA (Assam State Disaster Management Authority), Kamrup (M), 13 villages in Sonapur Revenue Circle, 19 villages in Chandrapur Revenue Circle and two villages Dispur Revenue Circle have been under water. A population of 66,854, including 40,000 in Sonapur Revenue Circle, 21,254 in Chandrapur Revenue Circle and 5,600 in Azara Revenue Circle have been affected. A total of 25,355 animals have been affected by the flood.
Talking to The Sentinel, CWC’s superintending engineer (hydrological observation circle) Guwahati Vishnu Dev Roy said: “This wave of floods have crossed the 31-year record at Dhubri by the Brahmaputra. Likewise, the Ainadi broke the four-year record at Bongaigaon. At Dhubri the highest flood level (HFL) was 30.36 metre at 6 pm on August 29, 1988. The level of the Brahmaputra touched that mark at Dhubri at 6 pm on Wednesday and crossed it by a centimetre at 9.30 pm the same day. Likewise, at Bongaigaon, the HFL of Ainadi was 53.26 metre on August 21, 2015. The mark was crossed on July 11 this year by a centimeter.”
Even as the water level is receding at many places in many rivers, yet the situation is still grim. Around 53,52,107 people of 4,128 villages in 103 revenue circles have been affected in 28 districts in the State by the current wave of flood. At present, 689 relief camps are operational in various flood-affected districts with 2,25,737 inmates. A total of 212122.74-hectare crops, 25,18,825 animals and 22,59,413 poultry have been affected by the floods.