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In continuation of our #TheBrahmaputraSeries here’s some tits & bits on the Rs. 6000 Crore ‘Lower Subansiri Hydro Electric Project’ and its effects on the floodplains downstream.

Note: It might be a long thread. A thread roll shall be shared separately.


Officially named The Subansiri Lower Hydro Electric Project (SLHEP) is located on the Subansiri river at 2.3 kms upstream of Gerukamukh on the border of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.


Subansiri is the largest tributary of the Brahmaputra. It discharges around 18,799 cubic metres of water per second and contributes 8-10% of the Brahmaputra's total flow.


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WHAT IS HAPPENING IN ASSAM & why isn't it getting the attention it deserves:

An informative (short) thread and how you can help.
Assam needs us and it's high time we take things in our hands and start the conversation,
It's been months and the condition of the state has only declined with the rise in covid19 cases juxtaposed with
the heavy rains that have caused major floods In the villages of the state which has drowned acres and acres of crop fields, killed people,
This is the time assam needs us
I'm linking a carrd that contains all the important info regarding Assam's condition, reliable places+
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Once again, #Assam is badly hit by the floods. Despite an annual happening, the NE state has struggled to minimize the impact of floods on human life and property. We dedicate our #SundayThread to understand and share about #AssamFloods. We care about Assam!
PC: AIR Assam
Various news reports states that in more than 22 of its 33 districts, more than 13 lakh people have been affected. A report by NDTV states that more than 35 people have died till date by flood & related incidents.

PC: Financial Express

#AssamFloods #Assam #SundayThread
@News18India reports that Barpeta is the worst affected district with nearly 8.60 lakh people impacted by the floodwater, South Salmara is the second in line with 1.95 lakh people, Goalpara is next with 94,000 persons and Morigaon with plus 62,000 people.

#AssamFloods #Assam
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Kerala flood was one of a kind and it was devastating and naturally it got national coverage.
Today,16 districts of Assam r under the fury of flood and this is an annual ritual and grind through which people of Assam has to go.
Onslaught of flood is never-ending. Will India CARE?
Every year during floods in Assam-
-Lakhs of people get displaced, many get marooned
-Lakhs of hectares get inundated
-Paddy fileds get destroyed, Crops get damaged
-Livestocks dies
-Properties are lost

But, looks like nobody cares. It's like an annual festival.
After the unprecedented floods in the country in 1954, the GOI announced a National Policy on Floods comprising three phases viz.-
1.The immediate
2.The short term and
3.The long term measures
But i believe, we never moved past the point 1. 1954 to 2020 had been a long time
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Starting a #thread on #AssamFloods #Kaziranga with this first rescue of a hog deer @action4ifaw @vivek4wild
Follow this thread for more updates on #wildliferescue over the coming days. +
As floodwaters enter fringe villages of #Kaziranga and people move out, #wildlife needs higher ground to be safe. This is where we come in to rescue animals displaced or injured by #AssamFloods with #AssamForestDepartment and @action4ifaw
@vivek4wild @AzzedineTDownes +
Fleeing deer caught on camera by Rabin Sharma depict the state of #wildlife in most parts of #Kaziranga that is expected to go under water by tomorrow #AssamFloods
@action4ifaw @vivek4wild @AzzedineTDownes
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