Six districts of Assam face fury of floods –  June 2017

                            In Assam, over 95 thousand people are reeling under the fury of floods at six districts. Official sources in Guwahati said that over one thousand 200 hectare of crop area has also been submerged.

150 villages have been submerged in flood. 103 villages are affected in worst hit Karimganj district alone in Barak valley.

Several rivers are flowing above the danger level. Around one thousand people have taken shelter at temporary relief camps in Jorhat and Karimganj districts and relief materials are being distributed.

Meanwhile, Inland Water Transport department has suspended ferry services at some places in Barak valley due to flood.

In Assam, as many as 170 villages are affected due to floods in five districts. Land erosion has also created problems in many areas. Official sources said that several tributaries of the Brahmaputra are flowing above the danger mark.Flood water submerged huge crop areas.

Assam is no stranger to monsoon floods, and this year is proving to be no different. On June 14, 2017, after incessant rain for 48 hours, the capital Guwahati woke up to severe waterlogging; a flood alert was sounded in at least five districts in lower Assam; and both the Brahmaputra and the Barak rivers were owing above the danger mark.

The India Meteorological Department forecast more heavy rain in the region. The rain has cut o the highway between Assam and Nagaland, with vehicles stranded in the rising waters; and the rail link between lower and upper Assam has been hit by landslides.


Capital : Dispur

Chief Minister: Sarbananda Sonowal

Governor: Banwarilal Purohit