Food and other basics were airdropped by officials in the Dima Hasao district as the floods continue to wreak havoc in Assam.
Assam’s Dima Hasao and Cachar districts have been the hardest hit by the floods.
Moreover, the floods in Assam’s Cachar and Dima Hasao districts have uprooted thousands of residents.
The Indian Air Force dropped off food in Dima Hasao
On Wednesday, 18th May 2022, the Indian Air Force (IAF) began dropping off food in the Dima Hasao area of Assam.
The IAF reportedly airdropped 12 MT of food and other supplies in Assam’s Dima Hasao area on 19th May 2022.
Due to floods, Dima Hasao is one of Assam’s worst-affected districts, with rail and road communication completely disrupted.
Landslides were triggered by excessive rains, and hence road and train services in Assam’s Dima Hasao area were delayed last week.
Furthermore, several landslides have been reported in the district as a result of the continuous rain since last week.
In the meantime, the Cachar district administration in Assam has ordered the closure of schools and other educational institutions due to the district’s escalating water situation.
The Barak River’s water level has been rising as a result of continuous rain for the previous week.