GUWAHATI, June 28 - In all 1,35,369 people in 267 villages of nine districts of the State have been affected by the current wave of floods, Karimganj district being the worst-hit.
According to the evening flood bulletin issued by the Central Water Commission (CWC) today, the Brahmaputra is maintaining a rising trend at Tezpur, Guwahati and Goalpara, while its tributaries Dhansiri (South) and Jiabharali have been flowing above their respective danger levels. Tributaries Ranganadi, Subansiri, Dikhow, Dhansiri (South), Kopili, Manas, Beki and Sankosh are also maintaining a rising trend.
In the Barak Valley, the Barak, Katakhal and Kushiyara are also flowing above danger levels. However, they are maintaining a falling trend, said the CWC bulletin.
According to the flood bulletin, the flood-hit districts are Lakhimpur, Sivasagar, Golaghat, Karbi Anglong, Jorhat, Sonitpur, Hojai, Karimganj and Cachar. Six relief camps and 76 relief distribution points have been set up to provide succour to the flood-hit people in various parts of the State. A total number of 4,320 people are taking shelter in the relief camps, said the bulletin.
The current wave of floods has affected a total crop area of 1,745.55 hectares.
Under Titabor revenue circle of Jorhat district the embankment on the Tepomia riverbank has been breached at four different places. From Sonitpur district, erosion of the embankment at No. 1 Nabil Kachari has been reported.
In Karimganj district, the PWD road from Thana Point to Banamali has been badly damaged, while in Cachar district, one shutter of the Banaimulla sluice gate under Katigorah revenue circle has been damaged by the floodwaters.
In Udalguri district, erosion caused by river Bhoga at Dakshin Gurihati, erosion caused by river Kalapani at Jhargaon near daily market and club area and at Sabukdhara village have been reported.