Water Level of Brahmaputra Continues to Rise at Neematighat, Assam

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A Correspondent

JORHAT: All the tributaries of the mighty Brahmaputra -Charaipani, Dhansiri and Doyang – are flowing above the danger level at Neematighat, Jhanjimukh. The water level was 52 cm at Neematighat, said Central Water Commission (CWC) sources on Thursday.

Ferry services between Majuli to Neematighat have been kept on high alert as the water level of river Brahmaputra is on an increasing trend following heavy downpour at higher altitudes of Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland. More than 6,000 people of 22 villages near the riverside areas of Neematighat and Jhanjimukh have been affected by fresh flood forcing people to shift to higher places.

The district administration is prepared with mosquito nets, medicines, food and portable water and a team from the medical department as well as Indian Red Cross Society and members of NGOs are ready for relief operations. Both National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) teams have been pressed into service.