Monsoon Floods: Situation in Assam continues to be grim

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In Assam, the flood situation in Goalpara and Dhubri district continues to be grim though water level of the Brahmaputra and its a few tributaries receded.

The flood condition in Dhemaji, Jorhat,Lakhimpur, Dibrugarh, and Tinsukia has slightly improved.

State Health minister on Saturday said that Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi are likely to visit the state on Monday to take a stock of the situation.

Rescue and relief operations are being carried out in the flood affected areas.

An aerial view of flood-affected areas of Assam on July 02, 2012.
An aerial view of flood-affected areas of Assam on July 02, 2012. Photo Courtesy: Press Information Bureau, India

AIR correspondent reports, a member of the National Disaster Management Authority on Saturday visited flood affected areas and took stoke of the situation.

Assam government has intensified the relief works across the state.

3 lakh 12 thousand people have been sheltered at around 550 camps.

Many villagers have also taken shelter at high embankments. But they are likely to leave the relief camps as condition improved slightly in Upper Assam.

Health department deputed around 200 medical teams along with Mobile Medical Unit.

Tube wells have been installed at relief camps.

State Health minister announced to depute a nurse and Multi Purpose Worker at every relief camps. The minister also instructed the Deputy Commissioners to provide baby foods also.

Jun 30, 7:34 PM| Newsonair.com

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