JORHAT, Aug 2 - Altogether 91 villages have been affected in Golaghat district in the current wave of flood that has hit Golaghat district after NEEPCO reportedly released excess water from its reservoir of the Doyang Hydro Electric Project in Wokha district of Nagaland, on July 27.
A district administration official said that the administration has stepped up rescue and rehabilitation operations in order to help the marooned people.
The official informed that altogether 54,135 people have been affected by current wave of flood.
She said that around 130 rescue personnel comprising four teams of the Fire and Emergency Services and State Disaster Response Force (around 50 personnel) and three teams of the National Disaster Response Force have been engaged in carrying out rescue operations in different parts of the district.
Another NDRF team is on its way to the district to supplement rescue efforts, the official said, adding that over 2000 persons were evacuated from the flood-affected areas in the last 24 hours in various locations of the district.
A total of 14 boats have been pressed into service to carry out the rescue operations, the official stated.
Till this evening, 62 relief camps and distribution centres have been set up in the district and a total number of 20205 people are now taking shelter in the camps.
Altogether, 2185.64 hectares of agricultural land was under water while total livestock affected was 11,798 (5870 big animals, 3428 small animals and 2500 poultry), the official stated quoting latest reports.
The official further stated that as per the latest reports, the Brahmaputra at Dhansirimukh is flowing 0.24 m above the danger level , while the Dhansiri at Numaligarh is flowing 2.60 m above the danger level.
ANN Service adds from Bokakhat: The overall flood situation of Bokakaht sub-division has remained critical as rising water has submerged several villages. Several villages, including Dhodang, Rouduwar, Parghat, Bouripar, Koronihoha, Na-pathar, Boraikhowa and Baligaon have been severely affected. The RCC bridge of the NH 37 over the river Dhansiri at Numaligarh is facing a threat. The civil administration has restricted the movement of heavy vehicles.
The water level of Dhansiri river at Numaligarh is also flowing above the danger mark.
Meanwhile , Mrinal Saikia, MLA of Khumtai LAC, while talking to the mediapersons informed that he would file a case against the NEEPCO.