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    Monsoon Misery Continues In Assam, Death Toll Rises To 47 | 20 Points

    Guwahati: Though the flood situation in Assam is gradually improving with the number of affected districts decreasing from 30 to 27 out of the 33 districts of the state, the death toll is maintaining a rising trend. 11 more people died on July 19th, 2019 taking the toll to 47.

    Here are the top 20 developments:

    • IPL player from Assam Riyan Parag, Assamese filmmaker Rima Das and writer Maini Mahanta have donated Rs 1 lakh each to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
    • A total of 110 wild animals of Kaziranga National Park died during this flood. As the water level inside the Kaziranga National Park has now started receding, more and more carcasses of wild animals are being recovered.
    Special teams of Assam Police are patrolling to ensure the safety of wildlife in Kaziranga National Park in these difficult times. Photo courtesy: @saikia_kula
    • Out of these, nine rhinos had died to the spate of flood and one due to other factors. Two rhinos, rescued by the staff, are now under treatment of the CWRC, officials informed.
    • A Royal Bengal Tiger strayed out from the sanctuary and was spotted ‘relaxing’ on a bed inside a house near the national highway.
    An awareness programme was undertaken on sanitation and hygiene during Assam flood and Halazone tablets were distributed in 6 No Paschim Bahagilla and 5 No Pub Batahgilla GP, Bardhontoli village, Nalbari district. Photo courtesy: @sbmg_assam
    • Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on July 19th, 2019 visited Majuli to take stock of the flood situation in the Brahmaputra island, the constituency represented by him.
    • In a meeting with officials of district administration and various departments, Sonowal reviewed the prevailing flood situation. The CM directed to effectively distribute relief materials among the flood-affected people and provide proper medical treatment.
    • Though the water level of a few of the rivers has receded to a great extent, the Brahmaputra at Nematighat(Jorhat), Guwahati, Goalpara, Dhubri; Dhansiri (S) at Numaligarh(Golaghat), Jia Bharali at NT Road Xing (Sonitpur) and Kopili at Dharamtul(Nagaon) are still flowing above the danger mark.
    • 3,705 villages across 92 revenue circles of 27 districts are still reeling under flood waters as on July 19th, 2019.
    Special force deployment has been made to aid forest guards for the protection of wildlife. Photo courtesy: @saikia_kula
    • 11,261 people have been evacuated with the help of a total of 399 boats deployed.
    • 1,47,833 have taken refuge in the 19,057 relief camps out of 48,87,443 people who have been affected by the deluge.
    • In Kaziranga, 53 camps were inundated and seven camps were shifted on July 19th, 2019.
    • 12 houses washed away due to erosion in Kamarchuburi at Belsiri river in Sonitpur district.
    • A total of 409 inmates, including eight women, were shifted to the Dhubri Girls’college on the night of July 15th, 2019.
    • Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Rameswar Teli along with a delegation of Bharatiya Janata Party MPs met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 19th, 2019 asking for Special Central Assistance to the flood-affected areas in Assam.
    • Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar recently donated Rs 2 crore for the victims of the deluge in Assam.
    Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal visited the Solmara flood relief camp in Nalbari. Photo courtesy: @DIPR_Assam
    • B-town celebrities including Priyanka Chopra, Dia Mirza, John Abraham, Adil Hussain came forward and urged their fans and followers to donate to help the flood victims.
    • Vivekanand Singh, Superintendent of Police, East Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya has donated his one-month salary to aid relief efforts in Assam.
    • The Indian cricketing fraternity including Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina and Virendra Sehwag expressed their deep concern after photographs and visuals of the flood crisis surfaced on the social media.
    Electric post submerged under floodwater. Photo courtesy: @apdclsocial
    • The Assam government has geared up to spend Rs 550 crore to mitigate the flood in Assam.
    • Governor Jagdish Mukhi on July 19th, 2019 reviewed the flood situation in the presence of chief secretary Alok Kumar and senior officials of the revenue and disaster management department here.
    A snapshot of rhinos taking shelter in a highland at Kaziranga National Park. Photo courtesy: @mygovassam

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