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Data on Floods in Assam: Nearly half a crore/ five million displaced in Assam

Guwahati: Nearly half a crore/five million people were displaced in devastating flood in Assam. According to 2001 census, the total population of Assam is 2, 66, 38, 407 and floods have displaced about one fifth of the total population. Total 24 districts out of 27 have been hit by outpouring and 3967 villages ravaged, says the Assam Government in an official communiqué. Number of total displaced up to Tuesday morning was 44, 19, 792 but as heavy rain continues the number of people affected are going up rapidly. Though government claims only 15 lives were lost during second spate of flood starting sicne12 July, local news paper published from Guwahati claimed it to be 29 quoting unofficial sources. Total 5, 35, 586 hectors of area submerged, where 1, 55, 604 hectors are crop area. There are reports of breaches in embankments in 52 places. 385 relief camps have been opened and there are 52070 numbers of inmates in those relief camps. 264 temporary shelters have been set up and 209433 no of people are there in these temporary shelters. GR Distributed

According to the statement received, total 31009.48 Quintiles Rice, 5460.92 Quintiles Salt, 1432.29 Liters of Mustard oil, 345.02 Quintiles Chira, 237 Quintiles Gur, 36052 sheet Tarpaulin, 749 hand Tube Well, 9494 quintiles fodder and 13.3 Kilo Liter Kerosene oil have been distributed to those affected people
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