Assam Floods: 70 Percent Of Assam’s Kaziranga National Park Gets Submerged & It’s Heartbreaking!

by Tania Tarafdar
Assam Floods: 70 Percent Of Assam’s Kaziranga National Park Gets Submerged & It’s Heartbreaking!

Year after year the floods in Assam have given a hard blow to its ecosystem. Many people as well as endangered animals are the serail victim of these floods. This natural calamity did not spare Assam this year too! The floodwaters have submerged nearly 70% of the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve in Assam, compelling the animals to move to higher grounds of safety.

Hog Deers Lost Lives Due To Drowning

Spread across 430 sq km, the National Park has already witnessed the death of four hog deer due to drowning and accidents while crossing the National Highway-37. The number of affected districts in Assam grew from 16 to 21 and about 363,135 were affected.

According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority, 950 villages in 50 revenue circles have been heavily affected by flooding. The administration has commissioned about 223 anti-poaching camps for patrolling and keeping a tab on the animals. They have also vacated many animals due to flooding. These 5 Indian Islands Are Slowly Disappearing Due To Climate Change & Rising Sea Levels.

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950 Villages In Assam Have Been Affected Due To Flooding

Until significant improvement in the flood situation, heavy vehicles will be kept off the road. A timecard system has been introduced for vehicles that direct drivers not to cross the speed limit of 40 km/hr while passing through the park. This will help save the animals from getting hit. Every year, hundreds of wild animals including deer, rhinos, wild buffaloes, and elephants cross NH-37 to escape the floods and head towards the hills of Karbi Anglong district.

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In the process, many get hit by vehicles while crossing the highway and this has to stop!