Climate Change Engulfs Assam

Extreme rainfall intensifying flood risk in Northeast India, Climate Change Engulfs Assam

By Chandan Kumar Duarah

Though flood is a recurrent feature in this part of India, the recent deluge is quite unmatched. Of late, the northeastern part of the country is experiencing the impact of climate change in excessive rainfalls, heavy and flash flood,  a early or late monsoon, longer summer, drought-like situations, rise in temperature, an increasing pest population etc. Climate change in the region is found to be accelerated with large amount of carbon emission and deforestation in Northeast India. The annual monsoon, crucial to India’s food production and economic growth, hit the tropical country earlier in the month of June this year.
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