7 more die in Assam floods, toll 60

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NF Railway to run special trains to provide succour to flood-hit areas in Assam

Living with floods: Provisions for boats and houses on stilts/platforms may be part of public awareness in flood-prone areas.

The overall flood situation in the State is improving with the number of villages affected coming down to 1,795 from yesterdays 2,240.

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The Assam minister said that, more than 2.5 million people of 3951 villages under 114 revenue circles of 29 districts are affected in the current flood and claimed 52 lives till July 15. Twenty-four districts remained affected by the floods even as the water level of the Brahmaputra and its major tributaries showed signs of receding at several places. Over 50 per cent of the Kaziranga National Park is still under water, affecting 93 anti-poaching camps, it said.

“Students from Class I to X whose books have been damaged or lost during the floods can inform their school headmasters before July 25. "The district officers are finding it hard in reach out to these isolated locations", said Mr Sarma. Mobile Medical Units are also pressed into services.

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Water resources minister Keshab Mahanta was heckled on Friday by flood-hit residents at Majuli, the Brahmaputra river island and chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal's constituency, for alleged delay in handing relief material such as food and water. Jorhat Deputy Commissioner said that health as well as veterinary camps have been organised in the district. Further, all relevant departments have been asked to assess the extent of damage to infrastructure and submit their financial estimate by August 15 next, so that funds can be released and fix work can commence by September-October, the minister said. “Work on them will start immediately after the floods.

Some of the Ministers and MLAs, who have been undertaking visits to their areas due to the floods, have also been facing the ire of the marooned people due to lack of proper distribution of relief materials. "Around 1.22 lakh people have been taken shelter in the 320 relief camps set up by the district administration", Sarma said.

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