DERGAON, July 15 - As many as 102 villages with a population of 1,23,253 in Golaghat district have been affected by the current wave of flood caused by the River Brahmaputra and Gelabeel river in the last 24 hours.
Three casualties have also been reported so far. According to a official source at Golaghat district administration, the three revenue circles namely Bokakhat, Khumtai and Dergaon have been affected. A total of 63 villages have been hit under Bokakhat Revenue Circle, while 22 in Khumtai and 17 in Dergaon circles have been severely affected.
In the flood, as many as 2,576.55 hectares of crop areas have been submerged by the flood where 1,616 hectares in Bokakhat circle, while 680.55 hectares in Khumtai and 280 hectares in Dergaon circle.
Estimated population of 1,23,253 have been directly affected in the flood where 80,400 are from Bokakhat circle, while 34,750 in Khumtai and 8,103 in Dergaon circle.
A large number of domestic animals have also been affected. DIPRO (in-charge) Papu Gogoi said that 21 relief camps were set up in Bokakhat circle.
�A total of 99 distribution centres had been set up where 95 in Bokakhat circle and 4 in Khumtai circle. A total of 4,150 inmates are in the relief camps. Among the affected people, rice, dal, salt, mustard oil, chira, sugar, match box, fodder have been distributed,� he said.