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Assam Floods: Flood situation under control in Dhansiri Sub-Division

A Correspondent

Sarupathar: The flood situation in Dhansiri subdivision improved on Sunday even as nearly 11,240 people are still reeling under the deluge in Sarupathar revenue circle, in the forest area, in sector ‘B’ and sector ‘C’ along the Assam-Nagaland border.

Around 809 hectares of crop land, 8,812 livestock, including big and small animals, and 303 houses were affected in the flood in Sarupathar revenue circle as per official record till August 5. Again, based on report of August 5, 17 relief camps and distribution centres have been set up in Sarupathar revenue circle, in border areas and in forest areas and around 8,700 people are currently living in these relief camps.

So far 245.89 quintals of rice, 45.463 of dal, 13.554 quintals of salt, 1354.38 litres of mustard oil, 1,478 packets of candles, six cartons of mosquito coil, 717 quintals of cattle feed, 45 bottles of phenyl, 37.5 kg of bleaching powder, 4,500 litres of water, baby food, 300 packets of biscuits and four bottles of Horlicks have been distributed by different organizations and administration of Dhansiri subdivision among the relief camp inmates.

Moreover, according to sources the hydro-electrical power project of NEEPCO informed the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) of Golaghat district on August 5 at 5 am that the water level of Dayang river had come down to 323.65 metres and all the four sluice radial gates were closed.