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Assam floods: Villagers face grim odds; over 7.35 lakh affected

September 01, 2015 19:10 IST

The flood situation remained critical in Assam, affecting over 7.35 lakh people from 1,597 villages in 56 revenue circles spread over 18 districts where one lakh hectares of cropland have been inundated by the surging waters of the swollen Brahmaputra and its tributaries.

Over 1,100 villages and localities are reeling under the flood waters, according to the daily flood bulletin of the Assam state disaster management authority.

Rediff.com takes a look at the inundated landscape and the local populace as it struggles to survive in the deluge. 

The floods in Assam have affected 4.65 lakh people across the state. 

Over 1,100 villages have been affected in the state. 


Nearly 50,000 people were affected in the city of Dibrugarh. 


The Centre has declared an interim amount of Rs 500 crore for relief work. 


Nearly 1,900 relief camps have been opened for the succour of the flood-hit people across the affected districts.


One lakh hectares of cropland have been inundated by the surging waters of the swollen Brahmaputra and its tributaries.


Incessant heavy showers for the past four days have caused water-logging in the tea city Dibrugarh where over 50,000 people affected.


A woman and her family wades her boat through the flood water.


A total of 662 villages are submerged in Dhemaji district.


The flood waters have damaged at least 13 roads and three bridges across the state.


Flood affected people move by a boat.


Villagers are helping each other move across the submerged landscape.


Life has come to a standstill in many villages in the flooded districts.

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