Assam and large parts of Bihar are facing flood devastation. Some 27 lakh people are reportedly affected in Assam, while around 10 lakh are affected in Bihar. Homes, fields, forests, human lives, livestock, and wildlife are all being consumed by the flood waters.
The apathy of the respective state governments and the Central Government towards this calamity, can be seen in the fact that they failed to take the measures needed to prevent the devastation and protect communities.
The flooding is an annual phenomenon and there is no excuse for the Governments' failure to take preventive measures and also to find long-term policy solutions to this avoidable yearly calamity.
We stand with the affected people of Assam and Bihar, and demand urgent measures of relief and rehabilitation for them.