JORHAT, July 27 - The number of flood-hit population of Majuli increased to 1,03,570 today as the Jorhat district administration made an initial survey today after the fresh wave of flood breached the embankment at Bongaon area of the river island on Tuesday.
Along with the teams of NDRF, SDRF, Army and the officials of district disaster management cell Jorhat Deputy Commissioner Virendra Mittal personally visited several affected areas of Majuli today and conducted relief operations across the river-island. Along with rice, dal, salt and medicine the district administration distributed tarpaulin to hundreds of affected families who have been taking shelters on different embankments and highlands at Dakhinpat, Bongaon, Jogi Kaoibatra Gaon and several other areas.
The administration has set up 13 relief camp and 11 distribution centres of relief materials in the length and breath of Majuli today.
Mittal also issued order to the employees of the administration not to take leave till August 15 only to intensify the relief and temporary rehabilitation in the affected areas where 19,1,40 hectares of paddy fields was devastated by the fresh flood in Majuli sub-division. According to government data 162 villages of Majuli Revenue Circles were hit by the flood.
Officials from the district administration said that Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is scheduled to visit the river-island tomorrow to take stock of the situation personally.
Besides Majuli, 41 villages in Jorhat West Revenue Circle, 23 villages in Jorhat East Revenue Circle and 21 villages in Teok Revenue Circle were reeling under flood water.
Meanwhile, more than 30,000 people of 33 villages of Dergaon Assembly Constituency were hit by the fresh wave of flood after the rising waters of Brahmaputra breached a long portion of an embankment between Negheriting and Rangagora area of Golaghat district in the early hours of Wednesday.
Along with Dani Cahpori, Bahgurimiri, Liksonpam, Badulipara, Leblebi and several other villages were reeling under the fresh flood today in the district.
With the help of the officials of district disaster management cell, and the SDRF and NDRF teams Golaghat Deputy Commissioner Varnali Deka conducted the relief operations in the flood-hit areas of the district.
Officials of the district administration intensified relief and rescue operation in the affected villages by setting up relief camps and distributing food-staffs, medicines and fodders among the flood-hit population.