Published: Fri, August 18, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Nagaland: Railway Communications Affected In NE India Due To Recent Floods

Nagaland: Railway Communications Affected In NE India Due To Recent Floods

85,949 out of 69.81 lakh people have been rescued and reached into the 343 relief camps in diffrent places.

Amrit said 114 boats of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), 92 of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and 70 of the Army have been deployed for relief and rescue works. Brahmaputra river is now flowing above the danger marks in Guwahati, Jorhat, Tezpur, Goalpara and Dhubri.

In north Bihar, rivers are flowing above the danger level and have caused vast loss and damage. Meanwhile, flood situation at Kaziranga national park has slightly improved as water level receded. With these deaths, 123 people have died so far in the floods in Assam.

According to state disaster management authority figures, 16,130 quintals of rice, 2,846 quintals of pulses and 965 quintals of salt have been distributed among flood affected in Morigaon till date. He, however, monitored the flood situation from Patna by interacting with senior government officials. The floods have affected the train services, damaged crops, left thousand stranded in states and has seized normalcy completely. In West Bengal, over 14 lakh people have been affected in six northern districts of the state.

He would also ask the Prime Minister for the inter-ministerial team's help in assessing the breaches caused on embankments and thereby repairing and strengthening them to enable them to be used as dyke cum roads.

Fifty "ambulatory vans" are working in flood-hit areas to attend to sick animals and 196 veterinary doctors have been deputed, Animal Husbandry Principal Secretary Vijaylakshmi said. The floods have also submerged close to two lakh hectares of agricultural lands in different districts.

The chief minister is likely to discuss with PM Modi ways to prevent flood and soil erosion in the state.

"We have never ever seen such furious floods", said Ujagari Devi, mukhiya of Rohiniya panchayat in Banjaria block of East Champaran.

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