MANGALDAI, June 19 - The flood scenario in Darrang district is still critical and has taken a turn for the worse over the last 24 hours with overflowing water of the rivulets, including Noa, Nanoi, Dhansiri etc having submerged newer areas, thereby increasing the number of villages affected to 87, as reported by a source in the District Disaster Management Authority.
According to the source, rising water level of the Dhansiri has inundated around 15 villages, including No. 1 Kopati Grant, Atakata, No. 2 Kacharibhetitoop, Besimari etc., under Dalgaon Revenue Circle. Flood waters also inundated Orang National Park and the Tiger Reserve under the revenue circle. However, loss of any wildlife is yet to be reported by the Park authority.
The number of villages hit by flood waters of river Noa has increased to six . The list includes villages like Na-Howly, No. 2 Bezpara and Konwarpara, among others.
Similarly, the number of villages hit by floods in Sipajhar and Pathorighat Revenue Circle respectively have gone up to 30 from 23 and 36 from 29 respectively over the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the number of people affected has gone up to over 37,000, while a total of 2,247 hectares of crop land and nearly 40,000 domestic animals, both big and small, have been affected so far in the district, according to official sources here.
All the major rivulets of the district, including Bornadi, Noa, Nanoi and Saktola have been flowing over the danger level. Till the time of filing this report, no relief camps were set up. However, relief material was distributed at 12 centres under Pathorighat Revenue Circle.