Assam floods: 92 animals, including 7 rhinos, drown in deluge in Kaziranga National Park
Over 90 animals, including seven rhinoceros, have died due to the flooding in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam, the government told Parliament.
New Delhi: Over 90 animals, including seven rhinoceros, have died due to the flooding in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam, the government told Parliament on Monday.
The Assam floods have affected the Kaziranga National Park. Seven rhinos, 83 hog deer, and two sambar deer have died in the flooding, environment minister Harsh Vardhan said in a written reply.
The floods have so far claimed over 70 lives in the northeastern state.
Over 25 lakh people bore the brunt of the flooding in 29 districts. The administration set up 1,098 relief camps and distribution centres in the state.
Vardhan said that based on Annual Plan of Operations submitted by tiger reserves, the government provides funds to them under the centrally-sponsored scheme 'Project Tiger' through the National Tiger Conservation Authority.
The funds are used for various activities, including for measures to address flood situation such as creation of highlands and preventive structures against erosion, boats, rescue of animals, desiltation and creation of road network etc, he said.
Tragedy has struck Assam again in the form of torrential rains and flood as around two lakh people in 20 districts have been affected this year
Submerged: Floods wreak havoc in Assam; roads destroyed, tracks drowned and people struggling to stay afloat
Incessant downpour for more than a week, coupled with landslides, in Assam has led to the death of nine people and affected another 6.62 lakh people in 27 districts
Phanidhar Bora, a resident of Gossaigaon village under the Kamrup revenue circle in central Assam's Nagaon district said that he lost everything in this devastating flood