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Assam: Flood situation in Barpeta still grim, 1.35 lakh people affected

The flood situation in Assam's Barpeta district remains critical, with more than 135,000 people impacted by rising waters. The disaster has submerged 1,435.6 hectares of cropland and affected 152 villages across four revenue circles: Kalgachia, Barpeta, Chenga, and Baghbar. In the Chenga Assembly Constituency alone, at least 60 villages and char areas (riverine islands) are grappling with severe flooding. Many residents have been forced to seek refuge on higher ground, living alongside their li...

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