GUWAHATI, Sept 23 – Incessant rains are to be blamed for the present flood situation in the State.

GUWAHATI, Sept 23 – Two more districts have been affected by the current wave of floods raising the number of flood-hit districts to 16 and that of the flood-hit revenue circles to 55.

GUWAHATI: The flood situation in the State has deteriorated on Sunday with 15 districts reeling under its impact. More than 8 lakh people have been affected in the current wave of floods. Sources said seven people have died in floods in Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Chabua during the past one week.

The government has sounded an alert, as water level in most of the rivers in the State continue to rise owing to incessant rains in some upper Assam districts as well as in neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh.

DHEMAJI, Sept 16 – The flood situation in Dhemaji remained grim with the Jiadhal and other tributaries flowing above the danger marks with incessant rainfall for the last six days at the upper reac

Lakhimpur: Flash floods in upper Assam’s Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts have affected over 2.5 lakh people with the swollen rivers inundating more than 100 villages following incessant rains during the last two days.

Official sources today said rain-fed rivers Chamaong, Gainadi, Ziadhol, Kumotia and Lali had overrun their banks flooding 90 villages in Dhemaji district. In neighbouring Lakhimpur district, more than 50,000 people in 110 villages were reeling under the impact of the sudden deluge caused by the overflowing rain-fed Ranganadi, Rangajan, Dihing, Kakpoi and Tingra rivers.

Guwahati, Aug.

GUWAHATI, Aug 26 – The water level of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries maintained a rising trend today with five districts of Assam reeling under the third wave of floods, reports PTI.

Jonai: Pobha Reserve Forest, situated on the outskirts of Jonai town is the lone reserve forest in the Jonai sub-division under Dhemaji Forest Division, which is on the verge of decline.

The large dams being built on the rivers of the eastern Himalayas have become highly controversial. The hydropower that north-east India is expected to produce is meant almost entirely for use elsewhere. That these dams will be exclusively hydropower and not multipurpose dams and that there will be a great unevenness in the distribution of potential gains and losses - and of vulnerability to risks - accounts for a serious legitimacy deficit in India's ambitious hydropower development plans in the region.

Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam, which had shown signs of improvement last week, took a turn for the worse on Wednesday following heavy rainfall in some parts of the state in the past 48 hours.

Official sources said over 75 villages in Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts have been inundated afresh due to flash floods since Tuesday. Over 70,000 people have been affected afresh by the rising water levels in the two districts, where dykes in Brahmaputra and Jiadhol rivers have broken down at some places.