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Flood fury refuses to change

Food situation virtually remains unchanged. It has gone from bad to worse with nearly four lakh people still affected even though water levels were receding at most places in the state.

 According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority,  3.74 lakh people in three districts are still grappling with the crisis.

Altogether 204 villages in Goalpara, Kamrup Rural and Dhemaji districts were hit by the floods with 3.66 lakh people affected in Goalpara alone.

Nearly 50,000 hectares of crop area is still under water in Assam with over 37,000 hectares having been affected in Goalpara, hitting nearly 83,000 farming families.

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