Flood In Assam | From Bad To Worse
Due to heavy monsoon rain in the North East state Assam, almost 1 million people displaced from their homes. Among 32 districts of Assam, flood affects at least 25 districts in the last 3 days. The Brahmaputra river, which flows from the Himalayas into Assam and Bangladesh, has burst it’s banks, destroying more than 1800 villages in Assam. In the last 3 days, at least 11 people died due to separate incidents of drowning.
The river Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger line as well as other rivers of the state. Flood affects more than 27000 hectares of farmland. Due to the worst flood situation, almost 70% of Kaziranga National Park were submerged in water. 95 camps of Kaziranga National Park is submerged in water. Due to the worst situation, forest officers were asked to remain on duty and their leaves were cancelled.
The Brahmaputra river exceeds the danger level of 82.53 meters. The Brahmaputra river flowing above the danger level at Nimati Ghat in Jorhat and Dhansiri. Ferry service between Majuli and Jorhat have been cut off for over a week. The rising water of Brahmaputra affects around 100 houses in the Majuli. People cannot enter to their house because the water level reached their shoulder.
Indian Army, SDRF and Civil Administrations are conducting rescue operation in Majuli. They shifted atleast 150 people to the safe area. Several Relief camps have been set up in various districts of Assam for the displaced people. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) leading in rescuing the people in low-lying areas to relief camp across the state. Several NGO’s, Civil Society Organization extends all possible help to the affected people.
Such devastating flood affects Assam after the gap of 2 to 3 years. Several Organization, Congress MPs from Assam and other people of Assam also demanding that the flood in Assam must be declared as a National Problem and sought immediate release of central assistance for the victims. Congress MPs from Assam protest in front of Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament premises over the flood situation in the state.