Floods recede in Assam

The flood situation in different parts of Assam have improved significantly over the past couple of days. Official sources here informed today that four districts--Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Barpeta and Jorhat--continued to be affected by the floods, though waters in several other districts have receded. A total of seven revenue circle continue to reel under floods, affected a population of 29,712. The highest number of 12361 people are affected in Dhemaji district, the sources said. Two relief camps each are still being operated by district administrations in Dhemaji and Lakhimpur. There are 400 inmates in the two relief camps in Dhemaji, while the Lakhimpur camps house 75 families. Three people have been killed so far in the current wave of floods, though no new deaths have been reported over the last weekend.