Assam Flood

  • Assam flood toll rises to 43; nearly six lakh affected Yesterday

    Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam continued to remain grim with report of one more death on Tuesday, taking the toll to 43 so far, while nearly six lakh people are affected in the natural disaster. According to the daily flood report by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), one body...
  • Centre, states need better coordination to handle flood: Kiren Rijiju 4 days ago

    Guwahati: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said that there should be better and faster coordination between the central and state agencies in handling floods, besides strengthening of disaster forces. After doing an aerial survey of flood-hit Goalpara, Kamrup Rural and Dhubri districts in...
  • Centre ready to give over Rs 1,000 Crore to flood-hit Assam 5 days ago

    Guwahati: Union minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday said the Central government was ready to give more than Rs 1,000 crore, the amount demanded by Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for flood relief. "The Centre is ready to give even more than Rs 1,000 crore for flood relief and to build damaged...
  • Assam flood situation grim, death toll rises to 40 5 days ago

    Guwahati: Assam's flood situation remained grim with the death toll rising to 40 and Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi making an aerial survey of the worst affected Goalpara and Kamrup (Rural) district on Friday. Gogoi made an aerial survey of the two districts for about 45 minutes but could not land to...
  • Tarun Gogoi to make aerial survey of flood-hit Goalpara today 5 days ago

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi will make an aerial survey of flood-ravaged areas of Goalpara district to take stock of the situation. A statement from the Chief Minister's Office said Goalpara is the worst affected district where 16 people have lost their lives so far because of the floods....
  • Assam flood death toll rises to 36; 10 lakh affected 6 days ago

    Guwahati: With the recovery of four more bodies on Thursday, the death toll mounted to 36 in Assam floods that affected about 10 lakh people in 13 districts and rendered majority of them homeless. Two more deaths were reported from Krishnai and Kukurkata areas of the worst-hit Goalpara district, while one...
  • Pranab Mukherjee condoles deaths in Assam, Meghalaya floods 6 days ago

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday condoled the loss of lives due to floods in Meghalaya and Assam. He wished speedy recovery for those who are injured, a statement said. In messages sent to Meghalaya Governor Krishan Kant Paul and Assam Governor Janaki Ballav Patnaik, the president said, "I am...
  • Assam flood toll rises to 32 1 week ago

    Guwahati: Sixteen more bodies were recovered on Wednesday from two flood-hit districts of Assam, raising the toll in the deluge to 32, as Army and disaster response forces personnel evacuated hundreds of marooned people from affected areas. A report by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said there has been no...
  • Assam floods claim 16 lives; Army called in, choppers pressed September 23, 2014

    Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam was grim in Assam on Tuesday with Air Force choppers pressed into service to evacuate the marooned as the death toll in the deluge mounted to 16. Around 3.7 lakh people have been affected in the floods. Army, NDRF and SDRF teams also conducted rescue...
  • Nearly three lakh affected by Assam flood August 24, 2014

    Guwahati: Nearly three lakh people have been affected by floods in Assam which has claimed seven lives and has hit 15 districts of the state. According to a release issued by the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) on Sunday, 2.87 lakh people have been affected across 1,066 villages in 15 districts in...
  • Assam: Flood situation remains grim, two dead August 18, 2014

    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 August 16, 2014

    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 floodhit 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 floodhit Assam, in 2011 floods breached a crucial 37 km long embankment....
  • PM extends central assistance to floodhit 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 worldrenowned 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 worsthit...
  • 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...