Floods in Assam have worsened the situation, 21.13 lakh people affected, CM Himanta Biswa Sarma reached to meet the victims

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday visited waterlogged areas in Assam to assess the flood situation in the state. Around 21.13 lakh people have been affected in 29 districts and the death toll has risen to 52. The Chief Minister inspected the flood-hit areas and interacted with flood-affected victims in Dibrugarh. He stressed that the situation has improved, the water level is going down. He also said that areas where embankments have broken are affected by the floods.

Sarma also informed that small equipment will be required for cleaning drains in the Dibrugarh area. There is also encroachment, which will be taken care of once the water stops flowing, he said. Sarma visited the relief camp set up at Pithubor Girls Higher Secondary School, which has accommodated 173 persons, and Khowang Higher Secondary School, where 380 flood-affected residents have been given shelter. He reviewed their daily needs and directed the district administration to ensure medical facilities, safe drinking water and arrangements for essential items like clothes.

Additionally, the chief minister assured that apart from distributing relief materials, necessary measures will be taken immediately to repair or rebuild the damaged houses of flood victims. According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) officials, at least six people, including two children, drowned in the last 24 hours, reports ANI. At least 11,20,165 animals have also been affected by the floods, reports ANI. The administration has set up around 515 relief camps and distribution centres for over 3.86 lakh people affected by the floods.

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