KOKRAJHAR, July 25 - Following incessant rain in the catchment areas of Bhutan and Assam, the water level of rivers like Sankosh, Champa, Saralbhanga and others flowing through Kokrajhar district has witnessed a rising trend leading to devastation here.
Considering the situation, Kokrajhar Deputy Commissioner Madhaw Prasad Sharma held a district-level meeting today at the conference hall of the DC�s office here to review the overall flood situation in the district with all the concerned departmental heads.
In the meeting, Sharma took stock of the overall flood situation in the district and the concerned heads of the departments present in the meeting apprised him of the actual situation following the current wave of floods.
The Kokrajhar Deputy Commissioner also visited Saraspara and other areas where the river Saralbhanga caused massive damage.
Talking to this correspondent, the DC said that till today the NDRF had rescued 195 people from different areas of Kokrajhar The Army, SSB and other paramilitary forces have also evacuated a good number of flood-affected people in Kokrajhar, he added.
More than 50 villages were flooded in Kokrajhar following the rising water level of different rivers flowing through Kokrajhar district, he said, adding that requisite relief items have been distributed in six relief centres.
Nine medical teams, besides mobile medical units have been pressed into service, Sharma said. Two pregnant ladies were rescued from Khasiabari village and medical treatment offered to them. Army and other paramilitary forces are also supporting the district administration to tackle the situation, he said.