Assam: Rivers cross danger level mark due to unremitting rainfall and sudden release of water from the dam

May 30, 2020: Rivers cross danger level mark in Assam due to unremitting rainfall and sudden release of water from the Kureshi dam in Bhutan, many rivers in Assam like the Beki river which is a right-bank tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra and a large portion of which flows through Assam, are crossing the danger level resulting in the flooding of villages and destroying of crops.

Many villages of Assam’s Baksa district are submerged underwater with more than 2,000 families affected and hundreds of bighas of land and Pachli crops severely damaged.

Due to the release of water from Bhutan’s Kurishwa Dam, the water level of the Beki river has risen too beyond the danger level since 22nd May.

Meanwhile villages of Kamarpara, Bardanga, Srirampur, Galia, Lachanga, Balaipathar, Daukmari, Kharballi, Sheopur, Kalgachia are all too heavily flooded. Flooded along with these villages are hundreds of acres of paddy, food and vegetable crops, causing huge losses to farmers.

People of these villages have demanded immediate flood relief from the Assam government.