NALBARI, July 18 - As many as 174 villages have been badly affected due to the devastating floods caused by the Brahmaputra, Pagladia, Mara Pagladia, Burhadia and Nona rivers in Nalbari district. A total of 2,30,475 people have been affected in the current wave of floods.
Official sources said that the district administration has opened 22 relief camps in the district to provide shelter to the affected people. The administration also distributed relief materials at 64 relief distribution centres set up all over the seven revenue circles in the district.
Around 50 families in the district completely lost their houses in the floods, while more than 1,000 houses have been partially damaged in the district.
School buildings are the worst affected. At least five school buildings have been washed away by the floods, while road communication is yet to be restored in many places in the district as the floodwaters washed away several roads and bridges.
A receding trend was witnessed in the Pagladia, Burhadia, Nona and Mara Pagladia rivers on Thursday, but floodwaters of the Mara Pagladia, Burhadia and Kanaikhunda breached embankments at seven places in the district. Army and SDRF personnel have been pressed into service to rescue the marooned people.