A defence release said that a large scale flood relief operation is underway in flood-hit areas of lower Assam by the Army and rescue columns are operating round the clock.
Flood effected villagers move on a makeshift bamboo raft in Katahguri village along the river Brahmaputra, east of Gauhati, India on July 14, 2019. Numerous flood affected complained to the state Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma and to the media in different places that they have not been provided with adequate gratuitous relief items or accommodation in the relief centres forcing some to live in makeshift homes on boats. As the floodwaters recede, the bodies of previously undiscovered victims are being recovered, said state officials Thursday.
The floods have claimed at least 30 lives and almost 1.5 lakh people have been sent to relief camps in July.
The rains represent only the beginning of the monsoon season, which stretches on until September.
In its bulletin, the ASDMA said 48,87,443 people of 3,705 villages are affected by the floods. Hundreds of homes have been damaged or completely destroyed, and they must race to rebuild them before heavier rains come.
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Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam remained grim on Friday as 11 more people died, taking the toll to 47, while 48.87 lakh people were affected in 27 of the 33 districts.
Park director Shiv Kumar said: "It appears the tiger strayed into a human settlement area to escape the floods and now appears very exhausted".
The animal, spotted resting on a bed Thursday morning at a residence in the state of Assam, is believed to have ended up there after escaping the flood-ravaged Kaziranga National Park, the BBC reported.
The floods have also claimed wildlife, including several one-horned rhinos, according to Indian news reports. "It appears the tiger strayed into a human settlement area to escape the floods and now appears very exhausted", park director Shiv Kumar told Reuters. "Assam floods bring in unusual guests!"