The 2900 km long river and its numerous tributaries such as, Subansiri, Manas, Gadadhar, Sonkosh, Dhansiri, Kopili, Krishnai etc. While riverine flood damage can be eliminated by moving away from rivers and other bodies of water, people have. The state of Assam is frequently ravaged by the fury of mighty Brahmaputra and its tributaries causing untold human misery and devastation of indescribable nature. The Dragon Boat carnival, to be held here on Saturday, will include 10 other disciplines apart from boat racing at Dighalipukhuri. The government must spend more in creating awareness and making the same available at subsidized cost to people.
Reviewing the situation arising out of increasing water levels in the Brahmaputra and Barak rivers and their tributaries in different districts of the state, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi directed the officers to keep constant vigil over the situation and take immediate remedial steps. Guwahati: Acute power shortage has crippled the functioning of normal life throughout Assam since last couple of days. In developed and developing countries, they are able to warn the public about the forecast as they have the technology to do this. The other option, which is pretty much what the people of the flood-stricken state have begun to accept, is to just learn to live with it. .
Thirdly, the increased level of over beds due to constant deposition of silt has been also a major cause of flood in the state. The rainfall resulted in floodingof various rivers and on 5 July the Brahmaputra River had crossed its danger mark level in the seven districts of Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Nagaon, Jorhat, Golaghat, Morigaon and Biswanath. The chief flood control measures have been the construction of embankments along the banks of the rivers in the affected areas. Perhaps the best solution to the problem lies in the recently proposed Central plan of interconnecting all the major rivers of India whereby the extra water of the North and East are diverted to the South and West of India, where water is a precious commodity. The Indian governments have since taken some major steps for protecting the people from flood. In flood inland regions, floods may spread over kilometres and may last several weeks.
Till date, close to 5,000 km of embankments have been built at various points along the Brahmaputra and its tributaries. Vast areas of the state are turned into sea and many parts of the state remain cut off for long. Survey is being undertaken in the Kaziranga National Park, which has been completely. Around 116 people are killed and an estimated population of 22 lakh have been affected in the worst ever flood in recent years causing large-scale devastation in 2809 villages in 27 of the 28 districts of the state. At present, there are 11 relief distribution centres and 7 relief camps installed by the subdivisional authority. Hundreds of villages along the river Brahmaputra and its tributaries get submerged and get cut off. Floods often cause damage to homes and businesses if they are in the natural flood plains of rivers.
There are many other problems that a flood brings to the unfortunate people, in whose area flood enters. After the flood, there is hardly anything left for the people to accept. As per the officials in Sonitpur district these floods affected some 40,000 people while one person who was washed away reportedly drowned. The situation remained grim with an estimated 18 lakh people affected. Road and rail services have been affected in several places with roads inundated or damaged at 2847 places and breached at 1741 points. The ungrudging blessings of nature have made tourism in Assam essentially nature-centric, despite the fact there are historical and religious places of tourist attraction. Every year the floods leave a trail of destruction, washing away villages, submerging paddy fields, drowning livestock, besides causing loss of human life and.
There are also reports of the overflowing flood waters damaging roads in Dibrugarh, Sonitpur, Goalpara and Nagaon, while two bridges have been damaged in Sonitpur district, it said. Flood appears as a curse to the people who are directly affected by it. By Assam is once again submerged in floods, an annual feature that people of the state have been living with ever since time immemorial. That brings about plague, cholera and other dangerous diseases to those who somehow survive. Ek guni nay yeh gun keena, Hariyal pinjray mein dedeena; Dekho jadoogar ka kamaal, Daalay hara, nikaalay laal.
Its enchanting hills, dancing rivers, roaring waterfalls, thick and dark forests, heavy rains during monsoon, innumerable varieties of flora and fauna, countless species of wild animals and plants, mysterious clouds, melodious folk music, thrilling dances and festivals, variety of many delicious dishes, handlooms and handicrafts, and above all its green landscape used to attract people from different parts of the world since time immemorial. Cattle and valuable goods are washed away. Climate Main article: Climate of Kaziranga National Park The park experiences three seasons: summer, monsoon, and winter. Today, thanks to innovative science, there are several low-cost water filtration and purification technologies available, which people can deploy in times of floods. The Environment Agency constantly monitors sea levels and informs people on flood warnings. No doubt, the Govt, has taken several flood control measures to lessen the menace and effect of flood in the state. Whether the above- mentioned plan actualises or not, the problem needs much more serious attention than the present level of temporary patchwork measures.
The scarcity of drinking water becomes an acute problem. Today, the three families are forced to take refuge in the homes of their friends and relatives. The Wildlife Trust of India, along with various Forest department officials, have been under pressure rescuing animals but many have drowned while others continue to remain marooned. Guwahati: Kamakhya on the Nilachal hills, the ancient Siva temple Umananda situated on the Peacock island in the middle of the river Brahmaputra, the Navagraha temple, Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra, Vaisisthashram founded by famous sage Vaisistha amidst grand natural beauty , 4. The July 2017 monsoons have caused floods and flood-like situations across Assam, killing scores of people and leaving several hundred homeless.
Objects such as fallen trees and littering can causes blocks in the flow of the water, which can also cause flooding. Dredging is the last hope for the people of Assam. The excess water has broken embankments in many places causing severe floods along the route, especially in regions of Lower Assam. First and foremost, Assam lies in the heart of Monsoon belt and so gets an overabundance of rain. Kaziranga National Park, Pobitora in Marigaon district and Orang National Park in Darrang district of Assam account almost 95% of the total wild One horned rhino in the world. Dibrugarh, the tea capital of the country is experiencing the worst of floods.