Guwahati : Though the water level of Brahmaputra is receding by 5 centimeters, yet the river is above the danger level mark. Along with flood, people are witnessing landslides and erosion in many locations of Assam where the flood affect is greatest. A per reports out of 33 districts 31 districts in Assam are heavily affected due to flood.
Brahmaputra River receding
The death toll has increased from 11 to 17 in the last few days. At least four million people all together are displaced in Assam while at present 84 lakh people are stranded in flood affected areas waiting for relief.
Brahmaputra river still above danger level
The state Disaster Management has currently temporarily installed 225 relief camps to brig in the stranded people in different districts of Assam. Apart from humans, many animals are also affected by the ravaging flood in Assam. The highly affected areas are Kaziranga, Manas, Orang, Pobitora National Parks and Reserves. The animals have moved towards the highlands saving themselves from the increasing flood waters. Many animals have even lost their lives while trying to protect themselves from the devastating floods.
The Centre has released 251.55 crore funds for the flood mitigation in Assam. The flood is taking a much dangerous turn this year with more number of people being affected due to the increasing waters and torrential rains in the state.