Guwahati: Joint Director of Kaziranga National Park, Rescue Center Drs. According to Rathin Burman, 57 animals of Kaziranga National Park, which were rescued from the Assam floods, 37 animals have been treated and released.
“The frequency of major floods has increased. This is a cause for concern. We have rescued around 57 animals, out of which 37 animals have been treated and released, ”Dr. Burman said.
The death toll of animals due to floods in Kaziranga National Park rose to 116 on Tuesday, including 88 hog deer and 11 rhinoceros.
The death toll in the state rose to 87 on Tuesday after two more persons were killed in a flood-related incident in Assam.
Assam State Disaster Management Authority, Government of Assam said, “Two more people have died in floods in the state, taking the total death toll to 87”.
According to the state government, a total of 24,19,185 people have been affected in the 24 districts of the state due to the floods.
Earlier on Tuesday, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal reviewed the COVID-19 situation and flood scenario with the district administration of Goalpara Assam.
The Chief Minister directed the officials to create awareness about the Pradhan Mantri Awas Bima Yojana (PMFBY) among the farmers, intensifying relief measures for the people affected by the Assam floods.
The flood situation in Assam is grim, with most of the rivers including the Brahmaputra flowing above the danger mark. The water level of the Barak river flowing through the Cachar district in the state has also been increasing in recent times.
According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority flood report, 24 districts have been affected by the flood, 1,09,600.53 hectares of crops have been damaged and more than 24 lakh people have been affected in the state. It added that the rising water level has affected a total of 2,254 villages.
The government has set up 276 relief camps and 192 relief distribution centers in the districts to help the flood-affected people in the state.
Source : ANI