Bongaigaon: As the flood waters have started to recede in Assam due to change in the weather conditions, Bongaigaon district has shown a speedy recovery from the devastating flood. At present, there are no villages affected by the flood as per the latest District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) report.
The water level at the flood-affected villages under the Revenue Circles Bijni, Boitamari, Srijangram, Dangtol and Bongaigaon are out of the deluge and the villagers taking shelter in the relief camps have started returning back to their homes. The water levels of the three rivers Aie, Aie-Manas, Brahmaputra are flowing under the danger level for the fifth consecutive day.
Although there are no reports of distribution of GR items by the administration since the last 24 hours, a few other items – wheat bran and tarpaulin are being distributed as few animals and poultry are still affected in some Revenue Circles. Also, a total of 28 medical teams are still on service to tackle sudden medical emergencies.
Assessment of the damaged houses is also going on in full swing. The damaged houses are being geo-tagged to rule out any duplicacy or manipulation. A sum of Rs 95,100 is paid as a rehabilitation grant for a fully damaged house. Rehabilitation grant will be released within the months, a press communique stated.
In the meantime, Bongaigaon Deputy Commissioner, Adil Khan has been constantly taking stock of the situation, reviewing the restoration and protection measures undertaken by the concerned authorities.