PrayforAssam and Help Assamese people! The situation in Assam is indeed heartbreaking.
An official of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority mentioned that 4,175 villages with 46.28 lakh people have been badly affected due to the flash floods as of Monday afternoon, close to 90,000 hectare of agricultural land is flooded.
Reports claim that more than 45 lakh people have been affected in 4,620 villages, with 1,01,085 people taking shelter in 226 relief camps. As many as 562 distribution centres have been established to provide relief to the less unfortunate ones and over 10 lakh animals have also been affected.
Almost 90% of the Kaziranga National Park has been submerged by now, and authorities are taking several measures, including speed restrictions on National Highway 37 which touches the park, to rescue animals as they head to higher grounds.
While 15 people died in floods and landslides and over 46 lakh have been badly affected in Assam, 24 deaths have also been reported from north Bihar, which is also experiencing a serious flood situation, with water levels of rivers in the area continuing to rise.
Coming to the rescue once again is the National Award-winning star Akshay Kumar, who promised to donate Rs 1 crore each to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, in the wake of flood-stricken Assam, and the Kaziranga Park.
“Absolutely heartbreaking to know about the devastation by floods in Assam. All affected, humans or animals, deserve support in this hour of crisis. I’d like to donate 1cr each to the CM Relief Fund and to Kaziranga Park rescue,” Akshay tweeted on Wednesday.
He has also urged the netizens to contribute for the cause. “Appealing to all to contribute,” he added.