Guwahati: Over 150 villages have been completely lost to erosion and nearly 200 more partially eroded, rendering over 75,000 people homeless, in Assam by floods and erosion in the last ten years.

Informing this in reply to separate questions in the state Assembly on Tuesday. The Assam government on Tuesday agreed to move a resolution in the state assembly to declare the flood and erosion problem afflicting the state as a national calamity.

Jorhat, July 6: Kaziranga National Park has blamed the shortage of manpower, which has hampered rescue operations, leading to the death of more than 500 animals during the recent floods.

Jorhat: Encephalitis epidemic has already claimed five lives in Jorhat district so far. According to the medical sources, total 17 encephalitis cases had been reported in six PHCs under Jorhat district with, Baghchung being the worst affected.

Eight cases encephalitis have been reported from the Baghchung area, two from Titabor and Kakajan each, one from Solmora, three from Kamalabari Majuli. They are presently undergoing treatment. It may be mentioned that out of seven PHCs under the district, no case has been reported so far from Bhogamukh PHC.

Guwahati: Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Monday announced an ad-hoc financial assistance of Rs 500 crore to flood-ravaged Assam, where floods and landslides have claimed 81 lives so far.

The PM made the announcement here after making an extensive aerial survey of flood induced damages in three districts of Assam – Jorhat, North Lakhimpur and Dhemaji — along with the UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.

Centre to take measures to rebuild damaged infrastructure, wipe away misery of the people

Announcing a Rs 500-crore package for flood-hit Assam, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the Centre will take measures to rebuild damaged infrastructure and wipe away the misery of the people. After making an aerial survey of flood-affected areas in Upper Assam with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Singh said, "I am making a commitment to provide a central ad hoc support of Rs 500 crore to the state government".

In 2004, when Assam was struck by its last major flood, the state and Central governments announced a series of measures to strengthen control and protection measures.

Jorhat, June 26: The flood situation in Assam continued to be grim with more than 20,000 people in nearly 50 villages at Dikhowmukh in Sivasagar district left inundated today after the Brahmaputra

Flood situation continues to deteriorate in the State on Monday with reports coming in of more villages being inundated by surging waters of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries in upper and lower Assam districts.

Flood waters have inundated at least 100 villages in Jorhat, Dhemaji, Tinsukia, Sivasagar, Nalbari and Dibrugarh districts since Sunday. Sources said a total of nine people had died in the floods in Assam so far. Floods have affected about 19,979.15 hectares of cropland in 15 districts, affecting 38,3792 people.

Uriamghat, June 6: Oil & Natural Gas Commission Ltd (ONGC) setting up shop along the inter-state border with Nagaland in both Jorhat and Golaghat districts has given Assam the muscle to protect

JORHAT: The district administration imposed ban on the use of polythene carry bags, plates, water glasses made of thermocol. In this regard a meeting was held yesterday in the conference room of the Deputy Commissioner, Jorhat to discuss the cleanness of Jorhat city.

In the meeting besides the Deputy Commissioner Ramesh Jain, the Chairman of Jorhat Municipal Board, representatives of the conscious citizen forum, officials of Chambers of Commerce, retailers and whole sellers, Drug Dealers’ Association, the Fish Seller Association, representatives of different NGOs took part in the meeting