Assam calls for help as floods impact 26 districts leaving 95 per cent of Kaziranga under water. Almost 100 humans and 66 animals have already succumbed to the calamity. By Tanvi Jain
#AssamFloods2020 #TEAMNDRFINDIA🇮🇳 of @1Ndrf carried out Night Flood rescue ops in village Bohrighat,Chenga Circle, Barpeta,Assam & evacuated 103 marooned villagers (M-38, F-27 & Ch-38)@NDRFHQ @HMOIndia @PMOIndia @BhallaAjay26 @PIBHomeAffairs @PIB_Guwahati @ANI @DDNewslive pic.twitter.com/3VGyfXqcNo
— ѕαtчα prαdhαnसत्य नारायण प्रधान ସତ୍ଯପ୍ରଧାନ-DG NDRF (@satyaprad1) July 15, 2020
Flood-hit Assam has been facing a major loss of life and property every day, as the death toll is rising by the day, as many as 36 lakh people have been affected across 26 districts. Out of the total number of deceased, some have reportedly died due to the floods, and the rest have been killed by landslides.
As per a report by the Assam Disaster Management Authority, Dhubri has been the worst hit of all the 26 districts, where alone over 5.5 lakh people have been affected. However, rescue operations are underway, both by the National Disaster Response Force, as well as the State Disaster Response Force.
Visited a flood relief camp at Teok & interacted with the inmates. pic.twitter.com/ZzwPNOrPxs
— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) July 15, 2020
“#AssamFloods2020#TEAMNDRFINDIA of @1Ndrf carried out Night Flood rescue ops in village Bohrighat, Chenga Circle, Barpeta, Assam & evacuated 103 marooned villagers (M-38, F-27 & Ch-38),” Director General of NDRF, Satya Narayan Pradhan tweeted.
“Our Govt is working on a war footing to provide all necessary assistance to the flood-affected people. District admin, @assampolice, SDRF, @NDRFHQ & other depts are rescuing the marooned people,” said Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
Moreover, at least 95 per cent of Kaziranga has already been submerged, which has resulted in the death of at least 66 animals. The authorities have so far rescued 102 animals from the flooded national park and tiger reserve.
Good Morning Everyone 🙏
A female rhino calf which was rescued 2 days back is really doing well in our rescue centre CWRC.@ParimalSuklaba1 @RandeepHooda @SaikiaRohini @iam_Pirai @ritupabanborah pic.twitter.com/Qxf84HfXeR
— Kaziranga National Park & Tiger Reserve (@kaziranga_) July 16, 2020
Furthermore, in an attempt to lend a helping hand in the fight against the calamity, several organisations and rock bands have come forward to collect funds. Some of them include NEADS — North-East Affected Development Society – an NGO which is collecting funds both for the floods as well as for the pandemic — GOONJ, Action Aid, Earthful Foundation, Rapid response, etc., all are open for donations. Bands such as Bottle Rockets India, Voice of Northeast India and People for People have been organising e-concerts to raise funds. Apart from that, the Wildlife Trust of India in collaboration with the International Fund for Animal Welfare, has been aiding in the rescue of the severely affected fauna.