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Assam floods: Amit Shah speaks to Chief Minister, assures support

Villagers shift their belongings on a boat as they move to a safer place at flood affected Mayong village, in Morigaon (File Photo: ANI)

Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on the flood-like situation in Assam on account of heavy rains battering the state.

Shah also assured affected people in Assam that the National Disaster Response Force and the State Disaster Response Force working on a war footing, providing relief and rescuing victims.

The Union Minister also assured them that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed to providing all assistance to the flood-affected state.

“On account of the heavy rains, a flood-like situation has occurred in Assam. Spoke with Assam CM Shri @himantabiswaJi about the ongoing situation. The NDRF and the SDRF are working on a war footing, providing relief and rescuing the victims. PM Shri @narendramodiJi stands firmly with the people of Assam and is committed to providing all possible assistance to the state in these challenging times,” Shah said in a post on ‘X’.

The severe flood situation in Assam over the past month has resulted in the loss of life, extensive damage to infrastructure, road closures, crop destruction, and livestock loss. The deluge has also left hundreds of people homeless and unsettled.

Statewide, over 2.42 million people in 30 districts have been affected so far. Among the worst-hit districts is Dhubri, where 775,721 people have been affected. Agricultural lands have also suffered, with floodwaters submerging 63,490.97 hectares of crop area, and 3,518 villages under 112 revenue circles are affected.

Moreover, at least 92 animals have been killed, either due to drowning or during treatment as on Saturday. According to official data, a total of 95 animals have been rescued in the Kaziranga National Park, Bokakhat.

The Brahmaputra River’s water level is above the danger mark at Neamatighat, Guwahati, Goalpara, and Dhubri. Other affected districts include Cachar, Kamrup, Hailakandi, Hojai, Dhubri, Nagaon, Morigaon, Goalpara, Dibrugarh, Nalbari, Dhemaji, Bongaigaon, Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Sonitpur, Kokrajhar, Karimganj, South Salmara, Tinsukia, Charaideo, Barpeta, Karbi Anglong, Golaghat, Sivasagar, Chirang, Majuli, Biswanath, Darrang, Karbi Anglong West, and Kamrup Metropolitan.