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How mighty Brahmaputra and human activities wreak havoc on Assam every year

The Brahmaputra, which is Assam's lifeline at other times, causes widespread misery every monsoon in about 20 of the state's 32 districts

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The fact a region that is flooded regularly should be so unprepared for the latest downpour is surprising. Photo: Reuters

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Floods ravage Assam every year during monsoon, damaging property, taking several of lives and leaving the economy of the state in a shambles. This year, more than 110 people have died and 4.53 million affected so far in 32 districts. Recently, at least five animals, including a leopard, were killed in Assam's Kaziranga National Park (KNP). The average annual loss due to floods in Assam is estimated to be around Rs 200 crore, according to Assam's Water Resources Department. The devastation this year is already apparent.

Assam floods 2022: Worst-hit areas

Karimganj, Cachar, Silchar, Karimganj, Kamrup, Darrang, Tamulpur,

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First Published: Jun 25 2022 | 12:12 PM IST

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