Assam is a state prone to floods. The recent Assam floods took over 89 peoples live. The situation is still out of control. More than 26 lakhs people are affected.
Assam’s junior health minister and MLA, Pijush Hajarika is helping with the workers in managing the situation. The rescuers and the relief managers are working day and night to evacuate poeple stuck in some dense state.
Situation is worse in the Morigaon district. This is the place where the flood hit ravegiously. It is 75 km east of Guwahati.
On Tuesday, the river that flows down from neighbouring Meghalaya swelled up due to heavy rains and breached its banks as the huge volume of water could not enter the overflowing Brahmaputra.
The Morigaon district is the most affected village among 300 others. The flood hit that village for over a month now. Mayong circle in Morigaon has one of the highest affected villages, 150 in all, and heavy rains have made this year’s floods even more difficult to handle.
In Gova Mouza, the river has left hundreds of homeless. They have set up relief camps for the elderly and the younger ones and others together.
Mr Pijush Hazarika says that this time the cause of the floods was heavy rains.The challenge is huge for the state government that has the coronavirus pandemic to deal with too.
Earlier the minister said that the area had 70 panchayats which submerged all under water. In my area there is one embankment, but in the neighbouring area another embankment had breached.
“We are afraid and it’s a concern for us since running away to safety becomes our priority and our stuff get washed away,” This statement was given by a villager staying there.
All we want is to get the situation stable. Floods cannot be controlled but we can pray! The relief workers are doing their best. We can also do our bit by donating money, concerning their situation.
Pray For Assam!