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North East

Climate change, poor planning: Decoding Assam’s mounting flood ferocity

Guwahati, July 3: Every year, around this time, life comes to a complete standstill in Assam, pounded by relentless rain and subsequent landslides and floods, the intensity of which have only been on the rise, leading to increased loss of lives and property. Experts have pointed out that floods in the two river basins of Brahmaputra and Barak have occurred since yore but the unprecedented destruction witnessed in the recent years can be primarily attributed to faulty flood control measures, population pressure, shrinkage of water-bodies, unregulated construction and skewed development...
North East

Assam floods: NDRF deploys 3 women rescuers for ops in Silchar

New Delhi, June 27: The NDRF has deployed a team of three women rescuers for undertaking flood rescue duties in Assam, making it one of the first operations where female combatants of the federal contingency force have been tasked to handle a major disaster. Constables O Indrani Devi, Alpana Das and Rekha Devi are rescuing the marooned and providing food, medicines, water and other relief material to the affected in Silchar, the headquarter of Cachar district, a senior NDRF officer said. While Indrani Devi hails from Manipur, Das and Rekha...
North East

AIPSN expresses concern over grim flood and erosion situation in Assam

Guwahati, June 26: The Assam committee of All India People's Science Network (AIPSN) has expressed concern over the grim situation created by the twin disasters of flood and erosion in the state and alleged that both the state and central governments have adopted a lackadaisical approach towards these issues. APISN's state coordination committee in a release on Sunday also demanded immediate steps to distribute adequate relief materials among the flood-hit people, in keeping with the official relief manual. The committee further demanded that urgent steps should be taken to check...
North East

NFR cancels at least 26 trains due to Agnipath protests, floods

Guwahati, June 21: Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) Monday cancelled at least 26 trains due to violent agitations against 'Agnipath' scheme of the Centre and damages wrecked by flood at several locations in Assam, an NFR official said. A number of trains have also been short terminated, short originated, diverted or rescheduled, he added. Besides those cancelled on Monday, while another five have been cancelled for Tuesday, NFR chief public relations officer Sabyasachi De said. He said north-bound trains from Guwahati were mostly cancelled or changes were made in their schedules...
North East

Assam floods: IIT Guwahati team to conduct survey of affected areas using drones, aide relief work

New Delhi, June 19: The Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati will help the Assam government in surveying the flood affected areas by using drones developed by its startup to aide the relief and rescue work. According to officials, the state government has reached out to the institute to seek its expertise in surveying the flood affected areas using drones to assess the condition in the villages where road connectivity has been disrupted due to heavy flow of water. The flood situation in Assam remained extremely critical on Sunday with many...
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