BAIHATA CHARIALI, July 17 - The overall flood situation in Kamrup district has remained critical. The water level of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries are still rising and has inundated new places of the district. The flood waters have submerged several villages under North Kamrup following a breach in an embankment of Puthimari at Sonapur and Athgaon.
As per district administration statistics, the flood water has submerged 21 villages under Goroimari revenue circle, 2 villages under Chhaygaon revenue circle, 27 villages under Nagarbera revenue circle, 5 villages under Kamalpur revenue circle, 59 villages under Hajo circle and 60 villages under Chamariya revenue circle.
The district administration has taken all possible steps for smooth conduct of the relief camps. Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup Kamal Kumar Baishya has also visited the worst-hit Hajo area during the last three days and took stock of the situation. The district administration sources said that in the current wave of flood, a total of 5,839 hectares of standing crops have been submerged with a population of 4,9200. The sources also said that a total of 72485 domestic animals have been affected during the flood. For the relief and rescue operations, three teams of NDRF and one team of SDRF have been engaged. According to a report, 843,4 quintal rice, 136,5 quintal pulses, 4,77 quintal salt and 4.23 quintal edible oil have been distributed among the flood-affected people. Moreover, 600 quintal of fodder have been provided to the flood-hit areas of the district. The Health department has also geared up its operations in various parts through vaccination and awareness camps.