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In flood-hit Assam, the army, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) are pressed into rescue operations. The state government has also asked the Indian Air Force to airdrop essential food items in worst-hit Dima Hasao district by today.

Over four lakh people are affected due to floods and landslides in 26 districts while 8 persons lost their lives. About 40 thousand people are shifted to temporary relief camps. Dima Hasao, Hojai, and Barak valley are the worst affected areas.

Chief Secretary Jishnu Baruah held a review meeting with senior officials in Guwahati mostly on the prevailing flood situations at Dima Hasao, Hojai, and Barak valley. The meeting asked National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to restore highway connectivity between Guwahati to Haflong. 

The Chief Secretary also asked Deputy Commissioners of affected districts to ensure availability of essential food items. Surging water hugely damaged roads, river embankments, and croplands.

Meanwhile, Northeast Frontier (NF) Railway said, a massive landslide in over 50 locations spreading all over the Lumding - Badarpur hill section has completely disrupted the rail communication of the hilly states of Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram, and South Assam with the rest of the country since last Saturday. The railway is working on war foot to restore rail



connectivity.

Assam Chief Secretary Jishnu Baruah held a review meeting with senior officials in Guwahati mostly on the flood situations at Dima Hasao, Hojai, and Barak valley. The meeting asked NHAI to restore road communication between Guwahati to Haflong for an uninterrupted food supply. 

The Chief Secretary also asked Deputy Commissioners of the affected districts to ensure the availability of essential food items. Forest minister Parimal Suklabaidya and Health minister Keshab Mahanta visited Hojai district separately yesterday to monitor rescue and relief works. Surging water hugely damaged roads, river embankments, and cropland. 

Meanwhile, N F Railway said that a massive landslide in over 50 locations spreading all over the Lumding - Badarpur hill section has completely disrupted the rail communication of the hilly states like Tripura, and Manipur, Mizoram, and South Assam with rest of the country since last Saturday. The railway is working on war footing to restore rail connectivity.

Meanwhile, Home Minister Amit Shah has expressed concern about the situation in the wake of heavy rainfall in parts of Assam. He spoke to Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to take stock of the situation. In a tweet, Mr Shah said NDRF teams have already been deployed. He assured all possible help from the central government.



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