DHUBRI, July 30 - With the water level of the Brahmaputra river going down, the flood situation in the entire district of Dhubri is expected to improve soon.
The Central Water Commission (CWC) stated that though the river had been flowing above the danger level of 28.62 metres since the last few days, it came down on Friday. On Thursday, the level was 30 metres, while on Friday it came down to 29.97 metres and by Saturday, it fell down further to 29.82 metres. It is expected that the water level will further go down to 29.55 metres by Sunday night.
Officials at the Flood Forecast Site of the CWC said that if there was no rainfall, the water level would go below the danger level within a week. �Within a few days, the water will drain out of Dhubri town, where eight wards are still under water,� said an official. They also hoped that the flood situation would improve in the villages within a week.
Regarding the current flood situation, the District Disaster Management Authority stated that more than 478 villages under all the six revenue circles of the district are still submerged, affecting the lives of 8.41 lakh people. It added that 112 relief camps have been set up in the district. As many as 1,62,28.72 quintals of rice, 1,972.28 quintals of dal and 519.07 quintals of salt, have already been distributed in the flood-hit areas of the district.
�In view of the current situation, we are making arrangements for a few more relief camps in the district,� said an official of the district administration, who also added that arrangements for potable drinking water, food and medicines are being made in these relief camps.
Meanwhile, many people have complained that they are not happy with the arrangements in the relief camps. As the camps have not been able to accommodate all the flood-affected people, a lot of them have been forced to live in makeshift camps on the roadside.