Assam Floods: Recurring scourge without a solution? 

Published: 15th July 2017 11:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th July 2017 08:09 PM  

Villagers on boats cross flood waters at Burgaon. More than 25,000 people are lodged in 122 relief camps and many have taken shelter on highways and other highlands. | AP
A man with his bicycle gets off from a boat near the affected Pobitora wildlife sanctuary, 60 kilometers east of 80 kilometres east of Guwahati. |AP
Drinking water, sanitation, and food for the elderly, pregnant and lactating mothers have remained serious issues during floods over the years. |AP
A herd of one-horned rhinoceros, including their calves, stranded in the flood waters in a submerged area of the Pobitora wildlife sanctuary. At least 73 animals deaths have been reported in the region. |PTI
Forest department elephants of the inundated Pobitora wildlife sanctuary graze at Khola Bhuyan village, east of 80 kilometres east of Guwahati, Assam. |AP
A flood affected woman holds her child under a mosquito net at a temporary shelter on a road at Khola Bhuyan village, east of Guwahati. |AP
A woman cooking inside a makeshift hut with the meagre products available in camps set up by authorities on higher ground. |AP
A woman and child cross a waterlogged street in Burgaon. Over 17 lakh people spread over 25 of the state’s 32 districts, have been affected by the floods.|AP
A boy dries clothes outside his house, partially submerged in flood waters at Burgaon, 80 kilometres east of Guwahati in Assam. |AP
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