Middle reaches of Ganga in districts such as Badaun and Farrukhabad (UP) are in above normal flood situations. River Ghaghra in Barabanki, Ayodhya & Ballia (UP) and Siwan and Saran (Bihar) districts are flowing in above normal to severe flood situations with a rising trend due to the past two days rainfall in the catchment.
In the absence of such an approach, a complete survey of the likely impacts on flora and fauna is ignored.
Chinese Embassy spokesperson Ji Rong said Beijing has always taken a "responsible attitude" towards the development and utilisation of cross-border rivers, and adopted a policy that protection went together with development.
It is time now to view the Brahmaputra floods primarily as an ecological as well as a livelihood security issue for Assam and the entire region
Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) officials said that eight major rivers flowing down from neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya, including the Brahmaputra, are in spate.
In Assam, nearly 27.80 lakh people across 26 districts have been affected by the deluge. The deaths were reported from the Barpeta, Kokrajhar and Morigaon districts.While, nearly a million people have been affected in Bihar, where the Gandak river breached two embankments at three places, leaving several areas inundated. There was no report of loss of life so far.
Floods have hit over 27 lakh people in 26 of the 33 districts of Assam and destroyed houses, crops, roads, and bridges at several places.
Till Sunday, more than 12.97 lakh people have been hit by the deluge across 24 districts of the state.