Northeast floods cause unprecedented damage, 80 dead, 17 lakh marooned
Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (Doner), who chaired a meeting on Thursday to review the floods in the Northeast, said the devastation hit all 58 districts of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur.
“The damage caused by rainfall is unprecedented, and 58 areas have been affected by floods / avalanches in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur.” Nearly 80 lives have been lost, Singh said.
Assam was the worst case, with about 50 flood-related deaths so far in 26 districts. The state also saw more than 17 lakh be allocated to the floods.
Minister of the Union, Kiren Rijiju, who was appointed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to control flooding in the northeast, began Thursday an aerial inspection of Assam and said an interdepartmental HLT would MP States in one month Assess damages.
The Center also plans to hire space technology experts and the Indian Space Research Organization to assess damage caused by floods and landslides
Around 77 p. 100 Kaziranga National Park in Assam, 134 camps against poaching were flooded, leaving the animals dead and some settled in the high plateaus neighboring.
According to the director of the park, 58 animals, including three rare rhinques alone Corneau, died because of floods. Authorities are also concerned that animals fleeing from flooded areas may be prey to poachers, but no cases of poaching have been reported.
According to the State Disaster Management Authority Assam, floods affected more than 17.43 lakh people around Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Nalbari, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Sálmara, Goalpara, Marigaon , Nagaon, Karbi Anglong, Jorhat, Golaghat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Charaideo, Cachar, Karimganj, Hailakandi and Kamrup.
ASDMA added that 2,450 villages were under water in Assam more than 86 000 hectares of cropland were flooded due to flooding. Statewide 14 10 968 animals and poultry were affected by floodwaters, according to the agency.
Currently, the Brahmaputra flowing above the danger mark in five places – Guwahati, Jorhat Nimatighat, Tezpur in Sonitpur, and Goalpara and Dhubri cities. Other rivers like Burhidehing to Khowang in Dibrugarh Desang Naglamuragat to Sivasagar, river dhansiri in Numaligarh in Golaghat and Beki in Barpeta Road Bridge also flowing above the danger mark.
Arunachal Pradesh was a great success in its road infrastructure, the capital Itanagar being practically cut. Many state central offices in the state also separated from the rest of the country, authorities said. The main rivers of Arunachal Pradesh exceeded danger levels Thursday.
Nagaland has also been affected by floods reported to Thursday after torrential rains swept the state.
No casualties were reported on Friday morning, but authorities said crops and plantations were destroyed, cattle were swept and many families were left homeless.
The landslides have affected road transport in several parts of the state. The National Highway Dimapur-Kohima-29 was badly damaged near the village of Kiruphema.
In its meteorological bulletin Thursday, the Indian Meteorology Department has forecast moderate rains and thunderstorms in “many places” in Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura, and light rains and moderate thunderstorms in some places “to” Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this week expressed the pain and anguish of the situation in the Northeast, saying that the Center has assured all possible help to normalize the situation.
“I am distressed by the situation due to the floods in various parts of the Northeast. I share the pain of all those affected by the floods,” Modi said.