Monsoon 2019: Heavy Rain In Assam Has Affected Nearly 63 Thousand People In Over 140 Villages

Heavy rain in Assam has affected over 140 villages in the state and nearly 63,000 thousand people. Heavy rain has been experienced in 8 districts of the state for the last three days.

The state government says that the Dhemaji District, Biswanath District, Barpeta District, Dibrugarh District, Golaghat District, Lakhimpur District, and Chirang District are the most affected of the heavy rains, but the worst affected is the Dhemaji District, where 22 thousand people are said to be stranded in.

The meteorological department of India says that rainfall across the state will continue in the next 5 days, this means the flood situation in the state and its district can worsen.

The continuous rain has also damaged its roads, embankments, and bridges.

The government of Assam has launched relief operations and has set up camps to help those people who have been affected.

Over 200 people have taken shelter in the relief camps.

According to ASDMA (Assam State Disaster Management Authority), more than 3400 hectares of Agricultural land has been damaged so far.

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