Drastic Affect of Flood in Assam, Water Engulfing 85 Districts

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An overflow of a large amount of water beyond its normal limits is always harmful and hazadous. 85 people have lost their lives in the floods that have hit 58 districts in the Northeast and over 17 lakh people remained affected across 26 districts in Assam alone.

” I am anguished by the situation arising due to floods in various parts of the Northeast. I share the pain of all those affected by floods,” Modi said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this week expressed pain and anguish on the situation in the Northeast saying the Centre has assured all possible help to normalise the situation.

According to PTI report on Thusday, the toll in the floods and landslides that have hit as many as 58 districts across Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur has touched 80 and in Assam alone, at least 49 deaths have been reported and over 17 lakh people have been drastically affected in 26 districts across the state because of the deluge. More than 80 people have died so far in the Northeast due to floods and landslides that the Centre on Thursday termed “unprecedented”.

The unprecedented rainfall has caused the devastation of the place and effected the life of people. As government is doing its best by Centering a plans to bring in experts from space technology and the Indian Space Research Organisation to assess the damage caused by floods and landslides in the Northeast.

On a chaired meeting on the flooding on thusday in the Northeast, said the devastation has hit 58 districts across Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur, said Union minister of state for development of north eastern region (DoNER), Jitendra singh.

Kiren Rijiju the Union minister, who has been deputed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to monitor the flooding in the Northeast, on Thursday undertook an aerial survey of Assam, and later said that a high level inter-ministerial team would be deputed to the states within one month to assess the damage.

In the Northeast floods nearly 50 deaths occurred – due to drowning and electrocution – have been reported so far in 26 districts, Assam has been in its worst . Officials of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said that five people were killed in separate incidents in the last 24 hours. A total of 17,18,135 people were affected, said ASDMA on Thusday.

Flood effects:

  • According to the park’s director, 58 animals, included three rare one-horned rhinos, have died as a result of the flooding. The concerned authorities said that animals fleeing flooded areas might fall prey to poachers, but no cases of poaching have yet been reported. And around 77 per cent of Assam’s Kaziranga National Park, including 134 anti-poaching camps, has been inundated, leaving some animals dead and some moving to nearby highlands.
  • The flooding has hit more than 17.43 lakh people, According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority,across the following places:
    -Dhemaji
    -Lakhimpur
    -Biswanath
    -Sonitpur
    -Darrang
    -Nalbari
    -Barpeta
    -Bongaigaon
    -Chirang
    -Kokrajhar
    -Dhubri
    -South Salmara
    -Goalpara
    -Morigaon
    -Nagaon
    -Karbi Anglong
    -Jorhat
    -Golaghat
    -Majuli
    -Sivasagar
    -Dibrugarh
    -Charaideo
    -Cachar
    -Karimganj
    -Kamrup
    -Hailakandi districs
  • 2,450 villages are under water in Assam according to ASDMA that is more than 86,000 hectares of crop areas have been inundated due the flooding. 14,10,968 animals and poultry have been affected by the flood waters, across the state said the agency.
  • According to an agency, the Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger mark at five places i.e
    – Guwahati
    -Nimatighat in Jorhat
    -Tezpur in Sonitpur
    -Goalpara
    -Dhubri towns
  • Burhidehing at Khowang in Dibrugarh, Desang Naglamuragat in Sivasagar, Dhansiri at Numaligarh in Golaghat and Beki at Road Bridge in Barpeta are the rivers which can be mark as a danger as well.
  • Major rivers in Arunachal Pradesh were flowing above danger levels on Thursday. Arunachal Pradesh has taken a major hit to its road infrastructure with capital Itanagar getting virtually cut off. Officials said that many district headquarters in the state have also been cut off from the rest of the country.
  • No casualties were reported as of early Friday but officials said that crops and plantations have been destroyed, livestock has been swept away and many families have been rendered homeless. After torrential rains swept the state Nagaland too was hit by flash floods on Thursday.Landslides affected road transport in several parts of the state, as there is no communication facility. The Dimapur-Kohima National Highway-29 has been badly damaged near Kiruphema village.
  • The Indian Meterological Department predicted moderate rains and thundershowers over “many places” in Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura, and light to moderate rains and thundershowers over “few place” in Arunachal Pradesh , Assam and Meghalaya, on Thusday.

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