As the flood situation in Assam improves, the Indian Air Force has deployed seven types of fixed and rotary wing aircraft to various flood affected regions across the state. An official said on Sunday that the plane is being deployed to transport 77 tonnes of relief supplies.
“So far, the IAF has carried out more than 130 humanitarian assurance missions and dropped 700 tonnes of load in the last five days for flooding in Assam,” IAF officials said.
Floods in Assam
At present, the flood situation in Assam has improved, but the natural calamity continues to affect over 33.03 lakh people in 28 districts, the Disaster Management Authority of Assam informed on Saturday. State of Assam (ASDMA).
According to ASDMA, a total of 117 people have died in floods and landslides in the state so far this year; of which 100 people lost their lives in the floods alone, while the other 17 died due to landslides.
According to reports, at least 10 people, including four children, have died after drowning in floodwaters over the past 24 hours.
The report also states that in Barpeta district alone, 8.76 lakh people have been affected, in Nagaon over 5.08 lakh people are in distress, followed by 4.01 lakh people in Kamrup, 2.76 lakh people in Cachar , 2.16 in Karimganj, 1.84 lakh in Dhubri and 1.70 lakh people were affected in Darrang district of Assam.
Notably, regions still reeling from the floods include 3,510 villages under 93 state tax circles and nearly 91,700 hectares of cultivated land.
The administration has set up relief camps in 22 districts across the state and about 2,65,788 flood-affected people are still being accommodated in 717 relief camps, ASDMA reported.
In the Silchar district of Cachar, two drones were deployed to provide relief material in inaccessible areas and further afield to carry out flood mapping. While in revenue circle areas of Kampur, the devastating flood damaged many houses, roads, bridges and embankments
Assam CM visits flood affected areas and reviews the situation
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma visited the flood-hit Barak Valley region on Sunday, June 26, where a resident braved floodwaters to greet him with a “gamusa”. The CM also visited Silchar and listened to people’s grievances.