The first wave of floods this season since mid-May has affected nearly 1. First and foremost, Assam lies in the heart of Monsoon belt and so gets an overabundance of rain. A Telegraph picture Guwahati, May 22: The newly-formed Assam Traditional Sports and Dragon Boat Association claimed that efforts were being made to include some traditional sports of Assam in the North-East Games in near future. Rampant deforestation The second lesson that Assam needs to learn from Kerala is the effect of rampant deforestation, mining, and quarrying. While riverine flood damage can be eliminated by moving away from rivers and other bodies of water, people have.
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. Moreover alarming situations arise when these embankments give way. Indian Polity for Civil Services - Laxmikanth 3. The winter season, between November and February, is mild and dry, with a mean high of 25 °C 77 °F and low of 5 °C 41 °F. Flood causes wide erosion and causes the spread of communicable diseases such as cholera, typhoid, dysentery etc. Besides creating opportunities for tourist guides, conducted tours, establishment of hotels, and so many other avenues in the tertiary. A cookie is a small text file that can be stored on and accessed from your device when you visit one of our sites, to the extent you agree.
I surrender my Original Registration Certificate bearing No. Assam, one of the constituent states of the region, an embodiment of the natural beauty and grace, a true representative of the region, has been at the centrestage of tourist attraction. Kaziranga boasts the highest density of tigers among protected areas in the world and was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006. People throw things carelessly, which can block the canals and rivers, making them polluted and hard to maintain. Reported human lives lost — 157 6.
Floods can also occur in rivers when the flow rate exceeds the capacity of the river channel, particularly at bends or meanders in the waterway. Guwahati, Sept 28: The one-horned rhinoceroses, considered the natural heritage of Assam, are under constant attack from poachers, since flood has hit the state. Already around 40 relief camps have been opened in Sivasagar, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, and Charaideo and 7412 people have taken shelter in the same. We use session cookies to help us track internet usage as described above. There have been references to disastrous floods in past, caused by the Brahmaputra river, including the ones when nearly half of Dibrugarh town was washed away by the flood in 1954.
Thirdly, the increased level of over beds due to constant deposition of silt has been also a major cause of flood in the state. Around 200,000 hectares 490,000 acres of farming land was affected by the floods. Flash flood struck north-central Assam on September 10, 2017. In the past five years, only in 2013, no death was reported due to floods. Over time, the quality of river catchment is decreasing due to the lack of responsibility in disposing waste.
Landslides have also isolated Anjaw district, located in the eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh. Go To Go To Assam Flood: All You Need to Know Floods wreak havoc in Assam every year during the monsoon season. The flood victims claimed there were no river embankments at various places or those breached by earlier floods were not repaired. High rate of population growth in the form of high birth rate and immigration from border countries has led to unscientific encroachment. Some families have collected banana tree and made boats to visit one house to another and also to get their daily needs.