Guwahati: The situation in flood-hit Assam remains grim with nearly four lakh people still affected even though water levels were receding at most places in the state.
According to the daily flood report by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 3.74 lakh people across three districts are still grappling with the crisis. ASDMA said that 204 villages in Goalpara, Kamrup Rural and Dhemaji districts were hit by the floods with 3.66 lakh people affected in Goalpara alone.
Authorities are operating 18 relief camps and shelter homes where nearly 6,000 people have taken refuge. 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.
The Assam floods have claimed 44 lives with 20 of the casualties coming in Goalpara, followed by 16 in Kamrup Rural, six in Kamrup Metro and one each in the Morigaon and Dhubri districts. In Goalpara, 81,582 houses have been either fully or partially damaged in the flood.
ASDMA said there have been reports of severe damage to government infrastructure like schools, health centres and offices in many districts while a large number of roads and bridges, too, have been hit by the floods.