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Flood situation in State remains unchanged
Staff Reporter
 GUWAHATI, Aug 1 - The flood situation of Assam remains unchanged in the past 24 hours and continued to affect more than 10 lakh people in 20 districts.

The situation is expected to improve as the Regional Meteorological Centre, Guwahati, in its daily update, predicted only moderate rainfall at isolated places of Assam in the next 48 hours.

Meanwhile, the Brahmaputra in Jorhat, Sonitpur and Dhubri districts, Dhansiri in Golaghat district, Jia Bharali in Sonitpur district, Kopili in Nagaon district, Pagladiya in Nalbari district, Manas in Barpeta district, Beki in Barpeta district, Kushiyara in Karimganj district and Sankosh in Dhubri district were flowing above the danger level till this morning.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) daily flood bulletin, altogether 10,62,764 people along with 3,54,659 big animals, 1,81,400 small animals and 4,09,803 poultry continued to affected in the flood in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Darrang, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro), Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli and Sivasagar districts.

Among the affected people, 29,220 are taking shelter in 206 relief camps across the State. Floodwaters also submerged 75,710.86 hectares of crop land in the affected districts. The flood bulletin said that 1,295 villages under 53 revenue circles continued to remain affected in the deluge.

Till Saturday evening, a total of 3,40,515 people, highest in the State, were bearing the brunt of flood in Goalpara district.

Even though no incident of flood-triggered erosion has been reported in the past 24 hours, the floodwaters damaged a number of embankments in Barpeta, Bongaigaon and Majuli districts along with a number of roads in Chirang, Barpeta, Morigaon, Majuli and Kokrajhar districts.

The Kaziranga National Park and Orang National Park also continued to reel in the current wave of floods.

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