2017 Northeast India floods

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The state of Assam within India

The 2017 Northeast India floods are caused by overflowing of Brahmaputra river in the state of Assam in July 2017 affecting four Indian states: Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur.[1][2] As of 14 July, 2017, at least 85 people were dead[3] as a result of the flooding and 4 lac people have been affected and 500,000 have been homeless.[4] Nearly 60 animals, mostly deer and wild boars, perished in the floods.[5]

The flood-affected 15 districts of Assam state that includes Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Golaghat, Sivasagar, Cachar, Dhemaji, Karimganj, Sonitpur, Hojai, Biswanath, Majuli, Barpeta, Chirang, Nagaon and Nalbari.[6] It has also inundated large tracts of Kaziranga National Park, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and Nameri National Park.[7]

Rescue work

The state government of Assam set up 128 relief camps under the surveillance of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal for people displaced, and has made arrangements for drinking water, food and medical teams and rescue goods. 154 people died due to drowning, electrocution and diseases caused due to water contamination. Government has provided health and medical facilities in the state. [8][9]

NGOs Response

  • Rapid Response providing relief to the affected people.


  1. ^ Choudhury, Ratandip (July 6, 2017). "13 Killed, 850 Villages Under Water As Assam Floods Worsen". NDTV. 
  2. ^ "Assam flood situation worsens, over 4 lakh people affected". The Hindu. July 5, 2017. 
  3. ^ "85 dead, 58 districts affected: Centre says damage due to floods in northeast 'unprecedented'". Times of India. Retrieved 13 July 2017. 
  4. ^ "Extreme floods in India kill 28 people and leave 500,000 homeless". The Metro UK. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "Scores killed in India floods and landslides". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 15 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "Floods in Assam worsen Assam: Floods leave over 39 thousand people homeless". DNA India. July 7, 2017. 
  7. ^ Kalita, Prabin (Jul 5, 2017). "Assam floods: 4 lakh people affected, over 41,000 in relief camps". The Times of India. 
  8. ^ Sehra, Sumedha (July 7, 2017). "At least 24 dead, 39,000 homeless due to floods in Assam". Inshorts. 
  9. ^ "Assam Floods Continue To Leave People Homeless, 39,000 Have Lost Their Homes So Far". Indiatimes.com. July 7, 2017. 
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