Almost the entire Assam state has faced the most devastating floods since the flood in recent times. Several rivers, including the Brahmaputra, have maintained a growing trend. More than 26 lakh people are affected by floods in Barpeta, Morigaon and Dhubri in 28 districts.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today spoke to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. They assured the state of all help and cooperation. Shri Sonowal informed them about relief, rescue and rehabilitation measures.
Union Water Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat will conduct aerial survey in Upper Assam tomorrow. He will also hold a review meeting with senior ministers and officials of Assam Government in Guwahati.
Other north eastern states like Mizoram, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh have also been facing floods since the rain for the last few days.
Six people died in Mizoram and more than 1,000 families have been displaced. In South Mizoram more than 500 houses are affected by flood in Talbung and surrounding areas. About 600 families have been evacuated. The most affected districts are Lunglei and Longtly.
Over the last seven days, continuous rain and two rivers in Meghalaya have flooded the plains of West Garo Hills district. Officials say more than one lakh people are affected. Due to the increase of water from Brahmaputra and Jijarim rivers flowing from Assam, the lower area of the district was submerged. There was also flood in the lower areas of the capital Shillong.
Rain has continued in many parts of the state in Arunachal Pradesh. However, the State Department of Disaster Management said that the water levels of the major rivers and their tributaries are dwindling. To restore the blocked roads due to flash floods or landslides, men and machinery throughout the state have been pressed into service.