The Ministry of Environment, Forrest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has accorded environment clearance for construction of the 2,880-MW Dibang Multipurpose Project in Lower Dibang Valley district of A

Contrary to its pre-election stance, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), after assuming power at the Centre, is seemingly in a hurry to get the proposed mega hydel power projects of the NE region exe

TINSUKIA, Sept 24 – With the water levels of rivers receding, the overall flood situation in the district showed slight improvement today.

DIBRUGARH, Sept 20 – Incessant rainfall since past few days has severely affected Upper Assam districts, causing flood and claiming lives in several places in the region.

With floods continuing to wreak havoc from Sadiya to Dhubri and Dhemaji to Barak Valley and reports of fresh breaches in embankments coming in, thousands of people have become homeless in the State due to the current wave of floods. In the last 24 hours, 4 people died in Dibrugarh and Barpeta districts and the total death toll has reached 14 in the State. About 3,83,792 people have been affected in 17 districts in the floods.

The rescue teams from the Air Force, Army, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the district administrations have been pressed into service to rescue the marooned people.

IAF air-drops food packets in Tinsukia, where 50,000 people are still marooned

Floods continued to wreak havoc in Assam on Tuesday, as the Brahmaputra and its tributaries sent more areas under water, and 50,000 people were still marooned in the worst-hit Tinsukia district. The Indian Air Force (IAF) air-dropped food packets in Tinsukia, while the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) air-lifted 300 more rescuers from Kolkata to intensify rescue operations in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur and Sonitpur districts, besides Tinsukia.

Guwahati: Assam’s flood situation deteriorated on Sunday as incessant rains breached embankments inundating several villages, vast tracts of cropland and affecting nearly two lakh people.

The current deluge has so far claimed eight lives in the state and nearly two lakh people have been affected, official sources said. Altogether 14 districts have been affected by the floods. The districts are Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Barpeta, Kamrup (Rural), Baksa, Sonitpur, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Nalbari, Nagaon, Morigaon and Dhubri.

Rapid expansion of settlements inside Dibru-Saikhowa National Park that shelters wide ranging wildlife and flora – many endemic to it – is pushing this unique natural habitat to the brink.

A rare black soft shell turtle (Nilssonia nigricans) was rescued by the Senior Manager of Baghjan Tea Estate along with his team of executives, from a dried up pond in the tea estate when some persons were taking it away to eat.

The Senior Manager, Anand Wats, in association with his executives SA Chowdhury, S Tirkey and JS Sindhu later released the animal in a secluded spot of the Danguri river in front of Dibru Saikia National Park.

Arunachal Pradesh has informed the Centre that downstream impacts can be studied during construction of the 1,750MW Lower Demwe project which should be cleared as it will not affect Dibru-Saikhowa

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