At least 225 animals have died in floods at the Kaziranga National Park. The dead animals include 178 hog deer, 15 rhinos, four elephants and one tiger, The Indian Express reported. Over 70% of the park got submerged in the first phase of floods at the park in the last month....
It was his passion and an obsession in planting trees that led Jadav Molai Payeng singlehandedly grow a thriving, lively 1360 acre forest near the river island Majuli in Assam. The forest -- larger than the central park in New York City -- is now known as the ‘Molai...
As the country saw over 600 deaths till July last week during the South West Monsoon, the central government said it gave financial assistance yet most states were not using it. “The provision is very clear and simple and it is streamlined. Every state has been given funds and released...
In Lakhimpur district of Assam, sand and silt deposits up to six to seven feet have turned about 22,000 hectares of paddy fields into desert during the floods that has affected over 3.5 lakh people in the state, according to officials. The Indian Express reported that as heavy rains in...
It was sleepless nights and overtime work for guards at Kaziranga National Park, 85 percent of which had submerged under the water during the devastating floods. The 1200 personnel on duty, mostly round the clock, kept watch on the one-horned rhinos in the park, fearing poachers make take advantage of...
The floods in Assm hit over 17 lakh people and killed about 50 by mid July. They damaged at least eight embankments, numerous roads, bridge, schools and other government buildings, water supply projects, besides several thousand houses and granaries. Over 30,000 people are in 123 relief camps. Farmers in the...
Many parts of India have been under the fury of the the Southwest monsoon, with floods and landslides affecting north and northeastern regions. The monsoon caused a deluge- like situation in parts of Gujarat, triggered fresh landslides in Himachal Pradesh, and flooded many parts of the northeastern India as the...
A project of the Assam government aims to make river island Majuli India’s first ever carbon neutral district by 2020. The project, SACReD, Majuli -- Sustainable Action for Climate Resilient Development in Majuli'-- has been launched by the Department of Environment and Forest of the Assam government. The aims are to...

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