In flood hit Assam, over 50 thousand displaced people are taking shelter at relief camps. The current wave of floods affected 28 lakh people and washed away houses, cattle stock. 1.28 lakh hectare crop areas are also under water.
96 people lost their lives due to floods so far. Majority portion of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries are also under water. Meanwhile, the Panchayat and Rural Development department would give priority in allocating works under MG NREGA at flood hit areas. Talking to AIR, Principal Secretary J B Ekka said that MG NREGA works are affected to some extent due to floods. Mr. Ekka said that as soon as the flood water recedes priority basis works will be done.