Assam, like every year, has been hit by floods; but the situation is a lot worse this time due to the Covid-19 crisis.
Floods can be dangerous. They have been ruthless and devastating for generations of families in Assam time and time again. This multifaceted calamity not only renders everyone in the Brahmaputra Valley homeless, but also crushes them with mental agony and, in the worst case, tears a man to death.
Ironically, these statewide floods are biased when it comes to their effect. In Assam, the people living in thatched and mud houses are more affected by the floods than those living in concrete buildings. The daily wage earners are ripped away from their food and clothing while salary earners are, comparatively, more immune to such upheavals.
Life is erratic and so are these Assam Floods. The 2019 Brahmaputra Floods, which lasted till July 16, affected a total of 52,59,142 people and 1,63,962.02 hectares of crop area in 30 districts of Assam. This year, the number might soar even higher.
Our National Media has blatantly failed to bring the problems of the North East into the spotlight, but we as members of the Rotaract Club of Falcons believe that, as Indians, it is our moral duty to support the people of our country!
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