June 21, 2022
The flood situation in Assam is going from bad to worse. So far as per the official sources, the death toll due to heavy rainfall and flooding in the state of Assam has reached 81. Moreover, around 48 lakh people have been affected in 32 of the state’s 34 districts.
Even as the national and state agencies, including the National Disaster Response Force, are working round-the-clock in the relief and rescue operations, the Assam government has asked the Army to be on stand-by mode to reach out to the affected people.
According to the officials of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), the fresh deaths were reported from eight districts while seven persons are missing in five districts.
The water in five rivers — Brahmaputra, Kopili, Beki, Pagladiya, and Puthimari — is flowing above the danger level at several places.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted: “Hon HM Amit Shah Ji called twice since morning to enquire about the flood situation in Assam. He informed that a team of officials shall soon be sent by the Ministry of Home Affairs to assess the damages caused by the natural calamity. Grateful to HM for his help.”