It is the excess of the nature – that sometimes creates mayhem. Heavy rains in northern India quickly turned to flood and states like Assam and Bihar continue to reel under the aftermath of flood that is marked by loss of lives too in addition to causing a lot of damage to crops.
The overflowing Ganga breached the embankment at places (a two-km stretch At Bimagar near Farakka barrage that has to be repaired immediately. The Khaziranga park lay submerged on water.
In Assam alone (which looks like it is the worst affected) over two dozen lives have been lost and 37 lakh people from 3,300 villages are displaced due to rains that washed away their homes and property. The government deployed 14 NDRF rescue teams were instituted, and home minister Rajnath Singh along with Jitendra Singh (Minister for Development of North Eastern Region) and CM of Assam Sarbananda Sonwal conducted an aerial survey to assess the loss to life and property.
After the aerial survey Rajnath Singh said, “The situation is grim”. “No efforts are being spared (to help) and the people are satisfied with government’s response.’”
In Bihar too floods affected over 26 lakh people in 2,034 villages. The disaster management department announced that rivers Baghmati at Benibad, Kamlabalan at Jhanjharpur and Kosi at Baltara are flowing above the danger level.
The government has to also look at permanent solution to the recurring problem of floods in the region.