NRC final draft release may miss June 30 deadline due to flood
As the flood situation worsens in Assam, especially in the Barak valley, uncertainty looms large over the publication of the draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam on June 30.
It may be mentioned that incessant rains in the past few days have wreaked havoc in Barak valley, particularly in Hailakandi district.
As per reports, State NRC coordinator might approach the Supreme Court seeking “more time” to publish the draft NRC in view of the flash floods in the state.
Hajela added, “As of now, we have not taken any decision. We are monitoring the flood situation right now. If the flood situation improves, we will be able to meet the deadline.”
As per reports, most of the NRC Seva Kendras in the Barak Valley is reeling under the flash floods.
Flash floods and landslides, triggered by torrential rains, continue to wreak havoc in Assam as five more died in the last 24 hours with more than 4.5 lakh people being affected as per the flood bulletin issued by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA). With this, the death toll has risen to nine.
As reported, Brahmaputra at Neamatighat (Jorhat), Dhansiri at Numaligarh, Jia Bharali at NT rd Xing (Sonitpur), Kopili at Kampur (Nagaon). Barak at AP ghat (Cachar), Badarpurghat (Karimganj), Katakhal at Matizuri (Hailakandi), Kushiayara at Karimganj are still flowing above danger level.
As per reports, all the wards in Karimganj Municipality are totally submerged, following a rise in the level of water of the Kushiayara river. This year, the floods have damaged many embankments, roads and bridges in the district.
Hailakandi district has been particularly affected due to flood, which is expected to hit tea production.
The first draft of NRC was released on December 31 (midnight) last year, which included the names of 1.90 crore people out of 3.29 crore applicants. The verification of the second draft was completed by May 31. The updation of the NRC is being monitored by the Supreme Court.