TURA, Sept 4 - Rising water levels in Brahmaputra and its tributaries in West Garo Hills has inundated huge tracts of agricultural land and habitated areas.
The West Garo Hills district administration has already announced Phulbari, Bhaitbari, Rajabala along with its neighbouring villages as flood affected.
A visit to the affected sites revealed that a total of 6 GS circles have been hit with Phulbari suffering the worst damages. Paham, Hallidayganj, Phulbari, Bhaitbari, Balachanda and Wadagokgre were amongst the circles hit by the increasing water levels of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries � Ringgi and Jinjiram.
According to estimates, a total of 86 villages, 10,800 households and a population of over 43,000 have been affected by the rising water levels. About 32 houses were reported to be either partially or totally damaged. The water level is expected to rise further. Official sources said, 22 camps have been set up for the displaced people.
�We are currently reviewing the situation and will make an announcement soon. The situation is quite grim�, stated a senior district official.