|Flood situation remains grim in Darrang|
MANGALDAI, June 30 - The flood situation in Darrang district continues to be grim as about ten revenue villages have newly been affected as per the latest report of the district disaster management authority. The report received on Tuesday evening has stated that the recent wave of flood has so far affected a population of around 84,000 of 136 villages under all the four revenue circles of the district.
More than 1,35,000 domestic livestock have also been hit while around 6,500 hectares of crop land have been submerged by floodwater.
The Brahmaputra in the district is flowing above danger level on Tuesday. However, water levels of all other rivers in the district are showing a falling trend.
Meanwhile, the district administration has distributed 112 quintals of rice, 20 quintals of dal and a few quintals of salt among a section of flood-hit people under Sipajhar and Pathorighat revenue circles.