GUWAHATI, July 11 - For providing relief to the flood-affected people of the State, Patgaon-based 1st Battalion of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has positioned its four teams for flood rescue and relief operations in Jorhat, Barpeta, Sonitpur and Silchar districts of Assam.
Specially trained to tackle such disastrous situations, the search and rescue team deployed in Jorhat on July 7 has been conducting rescue operation in the villages worst hit due to breach of the embankment on the Bhogdoi river.
The rescue operation is on in 24 villages of the revenue circles Jorhat West and Teok.
�More than 47,500 people are affected due to the floods in both the revenue circles. Especially, in the two villages of Mallowkhat and Mallowpam, floodwaters are still a matter of great concern, where our rescue team is currently helping the people,� said NDRF sources.
Predicting the volatile trend of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries, NDRF teams are positioned in the vulnerable areas. Additional NDRF teams have been kept ready as standby in case of any emergency.