Heavy rains

Guwahati, Oct 14: Heavy rains have over the past two days triggered flooding in Assam’s 199 villages, lots of them alongside the Arunachal Pradesh border, and affected over 50,000 people across 110 villages.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), Lakhimpur and Dhemaji had been the worst-hit districts, even as different affected districts had been Darrang, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Nagaon and Kamrup metro.

No one has been shifted to any remedy camp so far. No death, lacking case, or landslide turned into said either, in line with the authorities.

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Some infrastructure harm and riverbank erosion had been, however, said from Biswanath and Dibrugarh districts and roads suffered minor harm in Cachar, Dhemaji, and Lakhimpur districts.

Overall, 3,782.18-hectare agricultural land turned into affected so far. Ten remedy distribution centres had been opened–one in Chabua, 4 in Subansiri, 3 in Nowboicha, and centres in North Lakhimpur. The authorities have dispensed 223.45 quintals of rice, 41.56 quintals of pulses, and different remedy items.

Among city regions, waterlogging turned into said withinside the Hatigaon, Keraikuchi, and Rukminigaon regions of the capital, Dispur.

The meteorological department has predicted light to moderate rainfall till Saturday.