Government alert before monsoon rains intensify, Amit Shah will review flood preparedness

Flood Alert: A Home Ministry official said that Home Minister Amit Shah will chair a high-level meeting today to review the overall preparations to deal with floods in the country.

Jun 23, 2024 - 11:10
Government alert before monsoon rains intensify, Amit Shah will review flood preparedness

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will review the preparations to deal with floods in various parts of the country during the monsoon today. Every year, many areas of Bihar, Assam, and other eastern states get submerged due to the rise in the water level of various rivers due to monsoon rains.

A Home Ministry official said that Home Minister Amit Shah will chair a high-level meeting today to review the overall preparations to deal with floods in the country.

Notably, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, and some other states have also faced landslides and other rain-related problems during the monsoon. Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Jammu and Kashmir have also been flooded in recent years.

Officials said that the number of people who lost their lives in Assam due to floods, landslides and storms this year has risen to 37 while one person is missing.

The situation in Assam remains serious due to floods. More than 3.90 lakh people are stranded in the floods. Not only this, about 19 districts are still affected by the floods. Houses, roads, bridges, cattle sheds embankments, etc. have been damaged due to floods. Many areas of Assam have been affected by floods for the last few days. However, there has been relief in some areas, as rains decreased in some parts of the state. But still, about 19 districts are affected.

More than 100 relief camps have been established, housing over 15,000 people, and 125 other relief distribution centers are also operational. Not only that, but floods have destroyed or damaged houses, cattle sheds, roads, bridges, embankments, and other infrastructure in numerous districts.

Until Friday evening, floods had affected 3,90,491 people in the Kamrup, Tamulpur, Hailakandi, Udalguri, Hojai, Dhubri, Barpeta, Vishwanath, Nalbari, Bongaigaon, Baksa, Karimganj, South Salmara, Goalpara, Darang, Bajali, Nagaon, Cachar, and Kamrup Metropolitan districts. On Thursday, the figure stood at 4.09 lakh.

According to the administration, the figures have improved from Thursday to Friday, but the number of affected areas has not decreased. Still, 19 districts are under the effect of floods. Officials said that so far 37 people have died due to floods, landslides, and storms this year. One person is missing. According to officials, Karimganj has been the worst affected district, where more than 2.40 lakh people have been affected. According to reports received on Friday evening, major rivers flowing above the danger mark include Kopili in Kampur and Dharmatul, Barak in BP Ghat, and Kushiyara in Karimganj.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Content Writer