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GUWAHATI, Aug 5 - The overall flood situation in Assam showed further signs of improvement on Wednesday with the affected population coming down from 1,95,689 to 1,43,050 in the last 24 hours.

However, the number of flood-affected districts remains the same, Goalpara being the worst-hit where 86,515 people are affected.

As per Central Water Commission, the Brahmaputra river in Jorhat and Dhubri districts and the Jia Bharali in Sonitpur district are flowing above the danger level.

According to the flood bulletin of Assam State Disaster Management Authority, till this evening altogether 15 districts � Dhemaji, Biswanath, Baksa, Nalbari, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro), Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat and Sivasagar � were reeling under floods, affecting as many as 270 villages under 21 revenue circles. In these districts, 3,105 people are still taking shelter in 51 relief camps.

While 21,476 hectares of cropland are still inundated across the State, in the past 24 hours, flood waters damaged an embankment in Bongaigaon district. Incidents of erosion have also been reported from Udalguri and Sonitpur districts during the same period.

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Flood situation improves

GUWAHATI, Aug 5 - The overall flood situation in Assam showed further signs of improvement on Wednesday with the affected population coming down from 1,95,689 to 1,43,050 in the last 24 hours.

However, the number of flood-affected districts remains the same, Goalpara being the worst-hit where 86,515 people are affected.

As per Central Water Commission, the Brahmaputra river in Jorhat and Dhubri districts and the Jia Bharali in Sonitpur district are flowing above the danger level.

According to the flood bulletin of Assam State Disaster Management Authority, till this evening altogether 15 districts � Dhemaji, Biswanath, Baksa, Nalbari, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro), Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat and Sivasagar � were reeling under floods, affecting as many as 270 villages under 21 revenue circles. In these districts, 3,105 people are still taking shelter in 51 relief camps.

While 21,476 hectares of cropland are still inundated across the State, in the past 24 hours, flood waters damaged an embankment in Bongaigaon district. Incidents of erosion have also been reported from Udalguri and Sonitpur districts during the same period.

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