The 19 districts so far affected due to the current wave of flood included Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur Baksa, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Morigaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Charaideo, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia. In Assam, nine other rivers are also flowing above the danger mark. More than 25 lakh people in 29 districts of the state had already been affected by the floods.
The Assam State Disaster Management Authority has warned that the situation might turn worse as the Brahmaputra and its tributaries were flowing above the danger level at several places. The authorities opened 268 relief camps in 14 districts where 63,797 displaced people were lodged.
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is conducting rescue operations across the state.
In Agartala, the capital of Tripura, almost 20,000 people have taken shelter in relief camps.
A total of 124 animals including 9 one horned rhinos were died in the world heritage site in the first wave of flood.
He also interacted with the inmates who expressed their satisfaction over the arrangements and took stock of their problems while also enquiring about the quality of relief materials provided to them.
"Proper rehabilitation measures have been taken for the affected people and no stone would be left unturned in helping the distraught people at this hour", Sonowal said.
Roads and bridges were also damaged by the swirling floods in a number of districts. Several new areas have been inundated, with breach of embankment of the Brahmaputra in Upper Majali. This is the third spell of floods since the onset of monsoon in June.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the state on August 1 and announced a package of Rs 2,350 crore for the entire northeast to deal with the flood situation.
Official sources said incessant rains in different parts of the state as well as bordering Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya have led to rising water levels in all rivers across the state.