|8516 hectares of agricultural land in Kamrup district affected by floods|
BAIHATA CHARIALI, Aug 19 - Approximately 8516 hectares of agricultural land of Kamrup district belonging to six revenue circles, viz., North Guwahati, Hajo, Palasbari, Goroimari, Chamariya and Nagarbera have been affected by floods this year. This was informed by Vinod Seshan, Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup (R) during an interaction with mediapersons on August 17 at the Conference Hall of the Deputy Commissioner’s Office at Amingaon.
The Deputy Commissioner also informed that though Barnadi, Puthimari, Kulsi, Kolazol and other tributaries of the district are flowing above the danger level and had inundated courtyards of a total of 90 villages of those six revenue circles, but no shelter camp for flood has been set up so far. The district administration informed that a total of 56,000 big and small animals have been affected by this wave of flood so the district administration had supplied 2682.57 quintals of fodder to those six revenue circles. Moreover, 14 teams of medical workers have been providing treatment to the people of those areas, by organising health check-up camps at different places. Eight teams of veterinary workers have given treatment to 1400 big animals and 644 small animals at seven veterinary camps in the area.
In the interaction session, Rajib Dutta Choudhury, Project manager of district disaster management department reviewed the present flood situation of the district with slide exhibition. Munindra Nath Ngate and Gunajit Rai Choudhury, Additional Deputy Commissioners of Kamrup and Bhaben Bordoloi, Joint Director of Health Services, Kamrup were also present including other government officers in the programme.