GUWAHATI: As many as six districts – Dhemaji, Nalbari, Baksa, Barpeta, Jorhat and Dibrugarh – have been reeling under floods in the State. The current wave of floods has affected a population of around 10,659, besides 1,827 acres of standing crops.
According to a bulletin issued by the SDMA (State Disaster Management Authority), the six flood-affected districts in the State include eight revenue circles with 36 villages.
The loss of livestock, according to the bulletin, is also massive. As many as 4,412 big and 1,912 small animals besides 2,353 poultry were killed.
The Brahmaputra and the Jia Bharali are in spate at two places. While the former is flowing above the danger level at Neamatighat in Jorhat district, the latter is flowing above the red mark at Xing in Sonitpur district.
In Lakhimpur district, a 50-metre stretch of embankment has been breached in Gorchiga Gurkota Panchayat. A 200-metre stretch of the newly constructed guide bundh from Leua Culvert to Molan Path under Subansiri Revenue Circle has also been washed away by the surging water.
While in Baksa district, a bundh has been breached at Tengahjar under Goreswar Revenue Circle, in Barpeta district the Burhadia river has breached a bundh at three different places. In Nalbari district under Tihu Revenue Circle, a DRDA bundh has been eroded at Uttarbali.
In Lakhimpur district, the road from the left bank of Sampara to Keseruguri road has been submerged and breached at a one-km stretch under Subansiri Revenue Circle. The Ahmedpur-Kutub road under Naoboicha Revenue Circle has also been eroded.
In Barpeta district, five roads – Hudukhata Naosali road, Kayakuchi Bhakatardoba road, Kawamari-Niz Saldah road, Pub Pithadiagaon to Baithabhanga road and Jinaram Road to Batiagaon road – have been submerged.