95% of Kaziranga national Park is under water

Assam Flood

Assam Flood : Flood situation in Assam continues to deteriorate even further as the water level is rising at a speed of 2-3 cm per hour in Assam.The overall flood situation in Kaziranga National Parkstill remained grim as the percentage of inundation of park area has gone up to 95%, according to information released from the office of Kaziranga National Park officials.

Assam Minister Naba Doley visited Kaziranga National Park today to inspact the situation. Speaking to this media, Doley said that he had personally come to Kaziranga to know about the condition of wild animals as well as fringe villagers. He said that the way local people of Kaziranga cooperated with the Forest department in dealing with wildlife had set a good example of conservation of wildlife and nature.

Meanwhile, more than 158 forest camps were inundated by rising flood waters.

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Till now, 14 hog deer had been rescued and eight had been hit by vehicles. Ten hog deer were released later after giving treatment. Another four hog deer were under the treatment of CWRC at Borjuri in Kaziranga.

Due to inundation of NH-37 at several places near Kaziranga National Park, with water rising upto 3 feet and to avoid any untoward incident, movement of all light motor vehicles have been restricted until further notice issued in a statement by Office of the Sub Divisional Officer (Civil) Kaliabor.

Vehicles coming from Nagaon side should halt at Jakhlabhanda and vehicles coming from Jorhat Side should stop at Bokakhat.

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