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Tinsukia flood scene remains unchanged
Correspondent
 TINSUKIA, Sept 23 – The flood situation in Tinsukia remained unchanged with the water level not showing any receding trend. However, following a slight improvement in the weather conditions four helicopters of Indian Air Force have been pressed into service to air-drop relief materials as well as to rescue the marooned people in the remotest areas of Amarpur, Ambikapur, etc., of the north bank of Sadiya subdivision.

As per official reports, nearly 60 thousand of people of 55 villages in the area have been affected in the subdivision. Moreover, about 37 thousand livestock, besides a large number of poultry, are also affected in the subdivision. The subdivisional administration has arranged 110 bags of feed for the livestock of the affected areas.

As per information received from the Veterinary and Animal Husbandry department, Tinsukia, in the ongoing flood about 60 thousand livestock and poultry have been affected in the entire district. To combat the situation, the district administration has allotted 950 bags of wheat bran (chapor) containing 35 kg per bag to the department for distribution in the flood-affected areas. The task of distribution of these wheat bran was started today. Out of these, 400 bags to Dhola, 180 bags to Dangori, 70 bags to Doomdooma, 50 bags each to Barekuri, Guijan and Erasuti were dispatched and 100 bags will be sent to Laaika tomorrow.

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