GUWAHATI, July 13 � The overall flood situation in the State has improved today as the floodwaters receded in Chirang and Lakhimpur districts. The flood situation in Dhemaji and Jorhat districts has also improved marginally during the last 24 hours, said the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) in its flood report this evening.
However, the report stated that the districts of Bongaigaon, Dhemaji, Jorhat and Sivasagar are still affected by floods. A total of 17,212 people of 96 villages under seven revenue circles of these districts are affected.
Total seven relief camps, six in Dhemaji and one in Sivasagar, are operational with 1565 camp inmates.
The revenue circles affected are Srijangram under Bogaigaon district, Dhemaji, Jonai and Sissiborgaon under Dhemaji district; Teok and Majuli under Jorhat district and Sivasagar under Sivasagar district.
A total of 1820 people in 35 villages have been affected in Jonai revenue circle of Dhemaji district and floodwater continues to inundate the croplands of Sissiborgaon and Dhemaji revenue circles of the district.
In Bongaigaon district, 14,992 people belonging to 22 villages under Srijangram revenue circle and 400 people belonging to seven villages under Sivasagar revenue circle continue to be affected by the flood.
In 32 villages of Jorhat district, croplands are submerged and no population is affected.
As per the Central Water Commission (CWC) report, the Brahmaputra is flowing above danger level at Neamatighat in Jorhat district and at Dhubri in Dhubri district. Its tributaries Dhansiri at Numaligarh in Golaghat district and Jia Bharali at NT Road Crossing in Sonitpur district are also flowing above the danger level, the report said quoting the CWC flood bulletin.