Assam Floods

  • Assam: Flood situation remains grim, two dead 3 days ago

    Tezpur/Jorhat: The flood situation in Assam remained critical in a number of districts including Dhemaji, Lakhimpur and Sonitpur with two persons losing their lives and over one lakh people being affected. In Lakhimpur, where the two deaths took place, over 100 villages were under flood water. More than 70 villages were...
  • Assam floods: Lakhs affected, one dead 5 days ago

    Tezpur/Kaziranga: The flood situation in Assam turned grim on Saturday after a child died as the Brahmaputra and its tributaries inundated vast tracts of land in Upper Assam and the Kaziranga National Park following incessant rainfall in the catchment areas. The flood situation turned critical in Lakhimpur, Dhemaji and Sonitpur districts...
  • Assam floods: over 2,000 people affected, 11 dead in Guwahati June 30, 2014

    Guwahati: Several villages in Assam's Lakhimpur district have been hit by floods after heavy rains lashed the region over the past three to four days. More than 2,000 people have been affected. The Brahmaputra river is flowing above the danger level in several parts of Dibrugarh. Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi...
  • Assam CM refuses to take blame for floods June 28, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday refused to take the blame for the recent flash floods and landslides that killed eight people here, saying his government has "taken it seriously" and implemented many steps to ease the situation. Flash floods since Thursday night have led to the death of...
  • Assam floods: Elephant found dead in Kaziranga National Park July 15, 2013

    Kaziranga (Assam): After incessant rain in Kaziranga, an elephant was found dead on Sunday. Reports said that a herd of elephants were forced to leave the forest area due to heavy flooding. The elephant was said to be injured for the last couple of days. The heritage sanctuary of Kaziranga...
  • Assam floods: About 350 villages across 11 districts completely submerged July 10, 2013

    An RTI has revealed that even after 8,000 crore being spent on paper, on embankments, what you see on the ground is poor quality construction that gets washed away with rains. ...
  • Why does Assam flood every year? July 9, 2013

    Despite Rs 11,000 crore allocated for flood relief in Assam, the situation in the state has not improved. While about 350 villages and 11 districts have submerged in 2013 affecting over one lakh lives in the flood-hit Assam, in 2011 floods breached a crucial 37 km long embankment. ...
  • Assam: Rs 11,000 crore spent in the last 7 years on flood prevention July 9, 2013

    Guwahati: Despite Rs 11,000 crore allocated for flood relief in Assam, the situation in the state has not improved. While about 350 villages and 11 districts have submerged in 2013 affecting over one lakh lives in the flood-hit Assam, in 2011 floods breached a crucial 37 km long embankment....
  • PM extends central assistance to flood-hit Assam July 9, 2013

    Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam continued to remain grim as 350 villages and 11 districts submerged affecting over one lakh people in the state. The Brahmaputra River has also gone well beyond the danger mark and nearly 70 per cent of the world-renowned Kaziranga National Park is under water....
  • Assam: Floods leave over 1 lakh homeless, Kaziranga reels under water July 8, 2013

    Guwahati: The heritage sanctuary of Kaziranga is reeling under flood as almost half of Assam has been hit by torrential rainfall leaving over 1 lakh people homeless. The river Brahmaputra has been constantly flowing above the danger mark. Over 70 per cent of the lush forests is swamped by water following...
  • Assam: 11 districts severely affected by floods July 8, 2013

    Guwahati: Assam's flood situation remained critical on Monday with 11 districts reeling under the water of the swollen Brahmaputra and its tributaries affecting over one lakh people. Heavy rainfall in the catchment areas of neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh has caused river Jiadhol to rise and inundate fresh areas in the worst-hit...
  • Assam floods: Morigaon, Dhemaji worst affected areas July 7, 2013

    New Delhi: After Uttarakhand, floods is creating havoc in Assam with over one lakh people across the state and farmlands in 10 districts badly hit by it. Morigaon and Dhemaji are the worst affected areas. Officials said that the Brahmaputra and its tributaries are flowing above the danger mark in...
  • Assam floods: 250 villages affected; 75,000 people displaced July 4, 2013

    Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam continued to remain critical with nearly 250 villages under water, affecting over 75,000 people across nine districts. The data of Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) showed that the Brahmaputra was flowing over danger mark at Nematighat in Jorhat district. Two of its tributaries -...
  • Flood situation worsens in Assam as 43 more villages submerge June 30, 2013

    Guwahati: Flood situation in Assam worsened on Sunday with 43 more villages in three districts getting submerged, while water entered the Kaziranga National Park where an antelope was killed, officials said. About 65,000 people of 170 villages in seven districts - Dhemaji, Tinsukia, Golaghat, Jorhat, Kamrup, Karimganj and Lakhimpur -...
  • Will bring white paper on Assam floods: Gogoi September 30, 2012

    Guwahati: Accusing the BJP and Asom Gana Parishad of playing politics over flood and poaching of rhinos, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday announced that his government will bring out two white papers on flood relief and wildlife conservation to "expose" the opposition parties. Speaking to reporters at the state...
  • Assam flood situation shows signs of improvement September 29, 2012

    Guwahati: Overall flood situation in Assam where 35 lakh people have been affected by the deluge on Saturday showed signs of improvement as water level of Brahmaputra river and its tributaries receded following cessation of rain. Official sources said with the improvement in the flood situation, marooned people who had taken...
  • Assam: Govt sends team to probe rhinoceros poaching September 28, 2012

    Guwahati: Two rhinoceros were attacked and their horns sawed off in the flooded Kaziranga National Park in Assam. One of the rhinoceros died while the other is battling for life. The Environment Ministry has dispatched a team of the Wildlife Crime Bureau to investigate the cause of deaths. The female...
  • More than half of Assam under water, CM in Japan September 26, 2012

    Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam has worsened and more than half the state is now under water. Over 15 lakh people have been rendered homeless while 12 people have been confirmed dead in the third wave of floods in the state. The National and State Disaster Relief Forces as well...
  • PM assures all help for Assam flood victims September 26, 2012

    New Delhi: With floods leaving 12 dead and lakhs homeless in Assam, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday enquired about the situation from the state government and assured it of all help in rescue and relief measures. The Prime Minister called Assam's Disaster Management Minister Prithvi Majhi to enquire about the...
  • Assam floods: situation still grim, 18 killed September 26, 2012

    Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam continued to be grim with over half of its 27 districts inundated, 18 people killed and more than 17 lakh affected, officials said on Tuesday. The situation is expected to improve in a couple of days. A total of 1,916 villages are reeling under 69...
  • Third wave of floods hits Assam, family survives on boat September 24, 2012

    As many as 700 villages of Assam are under water as the floods have affected at least seven lakh people. ...
  • Flash floods, landslides hit Northeast, 21 dead September 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Nearly 21 people were killed in Sikkim, three in Arunachal Pradesh and more than 7 lakh people affected in Assam after days of incessant rainfall triggered landslides and flash floods in the region on Sunday. In Assam, 13 districts are said to be affected, the worst-hit being Tinsukhia. The...
  • Assam: Fresh floods affect more than 7 lakh people September 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Assam is submerged yet again, the fourth time this monsoon. The Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger mark and more than seven lakh people are said to be affected in the heavy and incessant rainfall over the past few days. The districts of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Nagaon, Kamrup and...
  • Flood situation turns grim in Assam August 27, 2012

    Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam on Monday turned grim with the water level of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries rising in five districts following incessant rainfall in the catchment areas. Over one lakh people have been affected by the third wave of floods in the five districts of Lakhimpur, Dhemaji,...
  • Assam flood relief fund misused: Human Rights panel July 23, 2012

    Guwahati: There is no end to the fight for survival due to the floods in Assam where over 75 people have died so far. An RTI query has now revealed that Rs 11,000 crore has been allocated for flood relief since 2005 and the Assam Human Rights Commission will now...
  • Assam: Anger after floods leave 109 dead July 17, 2012

    Pazarbhanga (Assam): The annual monsoon has claimed 109 lives since rains started in June and left at least 400,000 people homeless in Assam, in a tragedy experts say was made worse by corruption and poor management of the Brahmaputra River. A senior member of the Assam Human Rights Commission, a government...
  • Assam floods leave 109 dead, 400,000 homeless July 16, 2012

    Pazarbhanga: India's annual monsoon has claimed 109 lives since rains started in June and left at least 400,000 people homeless in Assam, in a tragedy experts say was made worse by corruption and poor management of the Brahmaputra River. According to a senior member of the Assam Human Rights Commission, a...
  • Northeast road-rail links snap due to landslide July 16, 2012

    Agartala/Silchar: Surface links between the northeastern states of Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram as also southern Assam and the rest of India have worsened since Sunday with massive landslides blocking a crucial national highway, and the rail services snapped three weeks ago yet to be restored, officials said. Tracks damaged three weeks...
  • Assam flood situation grim, toll rises to 125 July 10, 2012

    Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam was grim with vast tracts of land in both Brahmaputra and Barak valleys remaining submerged even as the death toll climbed to 125. An estimated 24 lakh people have been affected in the worst-ever flood in recent years causing large-scale devastation in 4,540 villages with more...
  • Kaziranga animal deaths: Govt to send probe team July 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The Environment Ministry swung into action and decided to send a special team to the Kaziranga National Park in Assam after CNN-IBN highlighted how the animals at the park were fast dying due to floods and poaching. The floods and poaching have resulted in death of over 500 animals...