Almost every year, the floods leave a trail of destruction in several states, washing away thousands of villages, submerging paddy fields and drowning livestock, above and beyond causing loss of human life and property, particularly in Assam and Bihar.
Bihar and Assam are facing flood situation at a danger level and millions of people have been displaced in both the states. In Bihar, the floods in the 12 districts have affected more than 22 lakh people till now.
The villages in both the states are facing food and drinking water shortages and the administrative preparation to provide them drinking water and eatables are not enough in many parts in these states. Many people have been forced to go without food and drink dirty floodwaters.
In Assam, the Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters have been ordered to be ready for airdropping essentials for the effected people in the flood areas. According to the report, the Brahmaputra River has cut Assam from neighboring states and displaced more than four million people.
At the same time, the met department has warned of more thundershowers in the region in coming days. The eastern Dhemaji district is the worst affected region where more than 250,000 have been displaced.
The floods in Assam have stranded almost 4.1 million people and the latest deaths took the count to 20 in the past week in Assam and Meghalaya.
Bhumidhar Barman, Assam revenue, relief and rehabilitation minister said:
The situation has turned devastating overnight, drowning five more people in separate incidents and displacing another three million in 15 districts in the state.
We have kept on alert the Indian Air Force to swing into action for airdropping food and other essentials in some areas where all communication links have remained cut off due to heavy flooding.
According to the Central Water Commission bulletin, all the major rivers and their tributaries in Assam are currently flowing above the danger mark and in full spate.
In Bihar, Darbhanga is the worst hit district because more than seven lakh people have been affected in the district. The other flood-affected districts are such as Sitamarhi, Madhubani, Muzaffarpur, Samastipur, Gopalganj, East and West Champaran, Saharsa, Supaul, Khagaria and Purnia. Darbhanga town has been remained cut off from other districts because the road and railway links have been flooded at several places.