Funds released to flood affected states: Kiren Rijiju

Flooding downpours to threaten endangered rhinos as India monsoon continues

Flooding downpours to threaten endangered rhinos as India monsoon continues

The floods have affected over 14.97 lakh people of 25 districts.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday said that the Central Government is ready to extend every possible assistance to the people who have been affected by the tragic floods in the state and adjoining areas in the north-east, adding people are receiving food supplies on time.

The flood situation in Assam continued to deteriorate with five more persons losing their lives today as while over 17 lakh people remnained affected across 26 districts in the state.

"The district administration pointed out that the release of large volume of water from the NEEPCO dam in Yazuli, Arunachal Pradesh, caused the flood crisis in Lakhimpur", an official release said. Sonowal convened a high-level meeting at the circuit house, Morigaon, and reviewed the situation emanated from flood and erosion in the district.

Kaziranga: A handful of one horn rhinos, deer and wild buffalos struggle for space on a narrow patch of highland. "Two were found dead on arrival and two are under care at CWRC". Two rhino calves drowned and 15 deer have died so far, according to Brahma.

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Some animals were killed by speeding vehicles on the National Highway 37, which passes through the Park.

On Thursday, park officials said although the flood had started receding, 70 per cent of the 430 sqkm area of Kaziranga is still under water. "People have been getting rice, salt, oil and other essential food in the relief camps", Rijiju told the media.

He said the water resources and the public works departments have been instructed to fix the damaged embankments and roads urgently to minimise the impact. He assured the Centre will do everything possible to mitigate the suffering of people. Across the state, 8,82,315 animals and poultry have also been affected by the floodwaters.

Experts say the impact of floods, mostly visible in the villages, could have been restricted to a greater extent if the state government had taken timely measures.

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