JONAI, Aug 18 - Frequent rainfall activities in Siang region of Arunachal Pradesh and in the adjoining areas of North Assam has affected over 85,000 people of 126 riverine villages under Jonai block in Dhemaji district besides damaging standing crops in 12,215 hectares area.
The overflowing water of Lali river and other tributaries of Brahmaputra entered in human habitations of Gali Sikari, Ramdhon, Misamara, Somkong and Simenchapori gaon panchayats under Jonai revenue circle and created havoc in these rural areas.
Jonai sub-divisional administration has opened 19 relief camps and where 12, 147 inmates are taking shelter. The administration so far has distributed 755 quintals of rice, 143 quintals of dal, 45 quintals of salt besides other materials among the flood-affected people.
The administration has marked Borong Soraibari area of Gali Sikari panchayat as the worse affected area.
Through flood water is receding in the area yet the situation is reported to be grim as the monsoon is not yet ceased in the region. The relief inmates are returning back to their flood-raved homes in their respective villages.
Jonai SDO(C) Jadav Pegu informed that medical and health team is conducting regular health camps in the flood-hit areas, dealing with post flood woes. As such, officials from Public Health Engineering have been engaged to provide safe drinking water facilities in the affected villages.
The first wave of flood in the area during early July affected around 30,000 people of 4,452 families besides destroying vast area of cultivated land. However, no loss of human life has been reported from any parts of the Sub-division so far.