The 2 waves of floods in Assam since April have claimed 195 lives, whereas 37 others are nonetheless lacking, and affected one-third of the state’s inhabitants, chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma mentioned in Guwahati on Saturday.

“The variety of deaths, which incorporates 19 deaths in landslides, is among the greatest human casualties because of floods within the state’s historical past. Since April, floods have affected over 8.9 million individuals, which is sort of one-third of the state’s inhabitants,” Sarma mentioned.

So far, 34 of the state’s 35 districts have been affected by floods, in response to authorities information. It consists of 152 income circles and 9,918 villages. A complete of 54,837 home animals have died in floods and crop space of 240,096 hectares have been submerged by flood waters.

“This yr, 742,250 affected individuals took shelter in reduction camps—that is the best determine in a few years. As a result of scale of the catastrophe, NDRF (Nationwide Catastrophe Response Power) and SDRF (State Catastrophe Response Power) groups needed to evacuate 98,509 individuals marooned by floods,” mentioned Sarma.

The chief minister mentioned that the federal government has offered 4 lakh every to households of all those that misplaced lives in floods and landslides.

“As per our information, 189,752 households affected by floods had been in reduction camps. From this yr we have now began a brand new initiative and determined to provide 3,800 every to those households to obtain family items. Until date, 181,859 households have acquired the quantities of their financial institution accounts,” mentioned Sarma.

“One other initiative is to offer 1,000 every to 101,539 college students affected by floods in 30 districts to assist them purchase textual content books. By August 15, college students who misplaced textual content books will even be offered the books of their colleges,” he added.

Sarma mentioned that evaluation is underway to get particulars of homes absolutely and partially broken because of floods. Until date, 25,670 homes have been discovered to be absolutely broken and one other 278,260 broken partially.

“The evaluation will proceed until July 20 after which ministers and officers will conduct surveys in affected districts to confirm the claims. By mid-August we should always be capable to present grants to affected individuals to rebuild their homes,” he mentioned.

The chief minister mentioned that this shall be adopted by evaluation of harm to infrastructure like embankments, roads and bridges, which shall be accomplished by mid-September. The injury to infrastructure is predicted to be round 1,000 crore.

“Floods in Assam this yr have been declared a extreme pure calamity by the central authorities and due to that we anticipate to get 90% of the quantity wanted for infrastructure restore and different bills from the Centre,” he mentioned.


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