GOLAGHAT, Aug 2 - With a drop in the water level of the Brahmaputra and Dhansiri rivers, the number of flood-affected villages in Golaghat district has slumped to 63 villages, while the number of affected populace too has been reduced to 83,135.
Although villages like Bonkuwal, Afla, Digholiaati and Jugoniyati, besides 87 others are still inundated, nevertheless the number of affected villages under Khumtai and Dergaon revenue circles have reduced to 4 and 8 respectively.
According to reports available, 8,165 hectares of agricultural land is under flood waters. In the 20 relief camps under Bokakhat Revenue Circle, 518 people are still taking shelter. During the last 24 hours, a total of 546 kg of rice,100 kg dal and 40 kg salt were distributed among the flood-hit people of Khumtai and Bokakhat revenue circles.
However on July 31, a person named Bijoy Biswakarma (22) and a youth named Purna Chawtaal (11) lost their lives in the flood waters under Bokakhat Revenue Circle.