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Pre-monsoon flood situation improves in Dibrugarh district

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  27 April 2016 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

Dibrugarh, April 26: Floodwater in the district has noticeably reduced following decreasing water levels in the River Brahmaputra and its tributaries. Bad weather conditions following incessant rainfall in the upper reaches of Aruchal Pradesh, had led to pre-monsoon flood in the low-lying areas of the region.

The sporadic heavy downpour that caused havoc with the life and property of the common people, brought immense hardships to their life with no food and water to live on. The district administration, for extending aid to the flood victims, distributed 86.52 quintal of rice, 15.33 quintal of dal, 4.69 quintal of salt and other the essential food supplies to the flood victims.

Notably, the pre-monsoon flood has affected 2062.99 hectares of agricultural land and a total of 2697.05 hectare of area. Moreover, in the last 24 hours, the Brahmaputra River is flowing at 104.35 metre, as against the danger level of 105.70, while the Buridihing River at Khowang is flowing at 103.35 metre against the danger level of 102.11.

In the last few weeks, due to blinking rainfall, in the four revenue circles of the district like Moran, Dibrugarh West, Tengakhat and harkatia, a total of 8,254 people of 31 villages were affected. Meanwhile, the flood water at Moran revenue circle has resulted in death of one person.

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