Assam floods situation got worsened, Central government starts emergency flight service between Guwahati and Silchar.

21 May, 2022

Following the Assam floods, the situation has gotten worse. Due to the flooding of transit links, an emergency flight service has been established between Guwahati and Silchar under the UDAN (UDAN, Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) scheme. The ticket price for this air service, according to Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, will be Rs 3,000 per seat.


To deal with the flood situation in Assam, Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia tweeted that an emergency flight service has been launched between Guwahati and Silchar under the UDAN scheme (UDAN, Ude Desh ka Aam Nagarik). The airline ticket costs Rs 3,000. It is hoped that the government's action will assist flood victims' families.


According to news agency ANI, the flood situation in Assam eased significantly on Friday, but the situation in Nagaon, Hojai, Cachar, and Darrang districts remained dire. As per the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, floods have affected 7.12 lakh people in 29 districts throughout the state. In Nagaon district, about 3.36 lakh people have been affected, with 1.66 lakh in Cachar, 1.11 lakh in Hojai, and 52,709 in Darrang.


On Friday, four persons were killed in flood waters in the districts of Cachar, Lakhimpur, and Nagaon, including two children. With this, the state's death toll from floods and landslides has grown to 14. According to the report, there are 80036.90 hectares of cropland and 2,251 hectares of pasture land.



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