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Assam: Flood situation continues to be grim with over 3.63 L people affected

In Assam, flood situation continues to be grim with more than 3,63,000 people from 21 districts of the state being affected due to incessant rain in Arunachal Pradesh and neighbouring country Bhutan.

According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority, Barpeta, Biswanath, Cachar, Chirang, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Jorhat, Kamrup, Karbi-Anglong West, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Morigaon, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sivasagar, Sonitpur, South Salmara and Tinsukia have been affected by flood.

The Central Water Commission reported that water level has crossed the danger mark in several districts and is rising in Barpeta, Dhubri and Kamrup districts.

So far, 950 villages of Assam have been affected under 50 revenue circles and above 30,000 hectares of cropland have been submerged under flood water. Two children died during the last 24 hours due to flood.

Meanwhile, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has directed that till significant improvement in the flood situation, heavy vehicles would not be allowed to ply through Kaziranga National Park as 70 per cent of the Park have submerged and animals are taking shelter on the national highway 715 that runs through the National Park or are crossing it in search of dry land.

Accordingly, the District Administration has restricted the movement of heavy vehicles through Park and diverted them to alternative roads.

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 Flood situation in Bihar and Assam remains grim, PM Modi talks to Assam CM; Bihar Chief Minister conducts aerial survey

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today conducted an aerial survey of flood-affected areas of the State to assess the damage caused by prevailing floods.

Mr Kumar made an aerial survey of flood-affected Darbhanga  and Madhubani  districts to take stock of the situation arising out of floods.The Chief Minister also visited flood affected Kuseshwarsthan area in Darbhanga district on boat.

Nitish Kumar visited relief camps and community kitchen centres to oversee ongoing relief works. After visiting flood affected areas Mr Kumar said rupees six thousand is being given to each of the flood affected family.

Mr Kumar directed the civil administration and health officials to take special care of pregnant women, elderly and children affected by floods.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today spoke to Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and took stock of the flood situation in parts of the State. Mr Modi assured him all possible support from the Centre to help mitigate the situation. He also prayed for the safety and well-being of those living in the affected areas.

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