GUWAHATI: Two Assam MLAs have contributed one month's salary to the Chief Minister's relief fund in order to help with flood relief efforts in the state. Sushanta Borgohain and Manab Deka are the two MLAs who have contributed their salaries.
Taking on twitter, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma appreciated the gesture and wrote, “Really appreciate the warm gesture of our Hon’ble MLAs - Shri Sushanta Borgohain and Shri Manab Deka who donated their one month's salary to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to aid in our flood relief measures.”
The most recent Assam report reveals the details the devastating effects of the state's flooding, with 5 lives lost and more than 150,000 people affected. The most affected people were found in the Barpeta district, followed by Bajali and Lakhimpur.
A total of 155,896 people, including 73,915 men, 70,046 women, and 11,935 children, have been impacted, according to the report. Barpeta leads the afflicted district list with 87,232 people, followed by Bajali with 44,617 and Lakhimpur with 17,086.
The floods have affected 11 districts/subdivisions, including Bajali, Baksa, Barpeta, Darrang, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Kamrup, Lakhimpur, Nagaon, Nalbari, and Tamulpur, despite the fact that no rivers are currently flowing beyond the danger level. The Kamrup, Nalbari, and Barpeta districts have been hardest hit, with 23 revenue circles and 563 villages affected, according to the report.
A total of 99 relief camps and facilities, including 29 relief camps and 70 relief distribution centres, have been established in response to the crisis. Currently, 2,915 people are residing in these relief camps, including 1,292 men, 1,226 women, and 375 children. Six people with disabilities and 16 expectant or nursing moms are also receiving the appropriate care.
Moreover, The Koinachuba embankment bridge in Mangaldai has sustained damage. The Katahkuchi embankment has been breached in Nalbari. An agricultural bundh has been damaged in Baksa while an irrigation canal has been damaged in Jalah. The Paschim Chatala LP School in Chenga has structural issues.