Watch | Why does Assam flood every year?

A video explaining why Assam experiences flooding year after year, the factors that lead to it and the measures taken by the State government

June 10, 2022 06:19 pm | Updated 06:34 pm IST

Floods ravage Assam every year. It is one of the most flood-prone states in the country.

This year, around 6.5 lakh people were affected by the flood and around 25 have lost their lives. This is the damage the State bears annually.

So, why does Assam get flooded every year? Flooding from the Brahmaputra and other rivers causes a deluge in Assam during the monsoon. and other rivers causes a deluge in Assam during the monsoon. 40% of the entire State is flood prone.

The inundation is seen to increase every year and there are many factors that lead to it.

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