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Flood recedes, woes surges

Assam flood scene seems to have improved marginally on Sunday as the water levels of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries have started receding in many places. But the misery levels has gone up for nearly 25 lakh food-hit people in 22 districts.

These people, mostly, have been taking shelter on the streets and relief camps with their remaining belongings. Army SDRF and NDRF personnel claimed to have rescued many families in the worst-hit Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Sonitpur, Dibrugarh, Sivasagar, Tinsukia, Jorhat, Golaghat, Goalpara, Nalbari, Baksa, Chirang, Kokrajhar, Morigaon and Dhubri where the current waves washed away many vital roads and bridges, crops apart from 40 lives not to speak of the animal husbandry.

But recurrence of rains in the catchment areas in Arunachal Pradesh would further compound the scene. The wild animals in Kaziranga, Manas, Pobitora and Dibru Saikhowa has still been reeling under the flood.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal along with his ministerial colleagues and legislators have been touring the flood-hit areas to assess the situation. During their stock taking visits, they have talked to the flood hit people and asked the authorities to ensure sufficient supply of food, cloth, water and medicine in the relief camps
     

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