Only in the northeastern state of Assam, the death toll rose to 60, while 1,1 million were hit by the weather, said in a statement the Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA). Till yesterday, 10 lakh people were affected in the latest wave of floods across 21 districts in the state.
The rain relented on Saturday but swathes of Assam remained flooded and seven more deaths were reported, taking the toll to 59 in this season's deluge.
Floodwaters receded in some areas on Saturday but the Brahmaputra continued to flow above the danger mark in Jorhat, Tezpur, Goalpara and Dhubri.
The flood situation slightly improved in the state, but officials said over half of Kaziranga National Park was submerged and over 70 animals have died.
Those people who are not in relief camps but affected by floods nevertheless must also be provided relief.
Due to the impact of flood, many roads, embankments and bridges have been damaged in several districts, including Lakhimpur, Morigaon, Biswanath, Goalpara, Bongaigaon, Dhubri, Golaghat, Majuli, Sivasagar and Karimganj.
Meanwhile, authorities on Monday afternoon sounded an alert in North Lakhimpur town and adjoining villages in the wake of the North-Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) informing that it would release a huge quantity of water from its Ranganadi hydro-electric project in Arunachal Pradesh. Chief Minister Sarbanada Sonowal on Monday told deputy commissioners of flood-affected districts that the government would take disciplinary action against erring officials if any negligence or discrepancy were detected in distribution of relief materials to flood-affected people.
Over 66,516 hectares of agricultural land continue to be affected by floods, the ASDMA report said. They also organised a free medical camp for the flood- affected people and distributed free medicines.
Assam Finance and Education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said the state government has chose to provide textbooks to the flood affected students within the month of August, those lost their textbooks in the flood.
"All deputy commissioners must ensure that every family affected by the current floods is provided relief materials without delay".