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|June 18, 2012|
Flood situation in Assam grim
Guwahati: The flood situation continues to remain grim in Nalbari and Barpeta districts of Assam. Twenty-five villages at Mayanag and Bhuragaon in Morigaon
district were flooded by incessant rain and land erosion created havoc in Chirang
and Dhubri districts. At least twenty families moved to safer places in Chirang.
Around 1lakh 60 thousand people of 160 villages are still reeling under floodwater.
Road communication in most parts has remained paralyzed due to the heavy flood.
Crops and many houses have also been damaged in the current wave of floods in
these villages. People have taken shelter at four relief camps set up at Lokhoupur,
Gandhibari and Kendubari. The civil hospital at Pathsala has been evacuated on
account of rising water levels in the town. State Agriculture Minister Nilmani
Sen Deka visited the flood-affected regions to take a stock of the situation and
instructed the officials to provide necessary relief and rescue works. The State
Government has provided two bundles of tin and five thousand rupees to each of
the flood victim family for the last few years.
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