The flood situation in Assam on Saturday showed improvement in some areas even as the majority of the affected locations are still under water.

In an official release, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said the flood water receded in Chirang and Lakhimpur districts, while the situation in the worst-hit Dhemaji and Jorhat also marginally improved.

However, most of the villages in 12 affected districts are still under water.

“As on today, Bongaigaon, Dhemaji, Jorhat and Sivasagar districts are still affected by floods,” the ASDMA said.

The first wave of flood this season since mid-May affected nearly 1.5 lakh people in about 500 villages across 12 districts in the State, official sources said.

At present, seven relief camps sheltering 1,500 people were operational in Dhemaji and Sivasagar districts.

In all the 12 affected districts, the flood waters destroyed standing crops like paddy in around 7,000 hectares.

Earlier this week, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spoke to Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and assured him of all kinds of central help.

The affected districts are Dhemaji, Tinsukia, Chirang, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Kamrup, Karimganj, Lakhimpur, Morigaon, Sivasagar and Bongaigaon. — PTI