India’s well-known musicians like Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani, Papon, Arijit Singh, Indian Ocean and Benny Dayal will come together for a fundraiser gig to be held here Sunday to help flood victims of Assam.
Assam government would soon constitute a Group of Ministers (GoM) to study the causes of devastation wrecked by the current wave of floods in Kamrup and Goalpara districts and to suggest suitable and effective measures for mitigating the risk of flooding.
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Friday sounded an alert in Meghalaya and neighbouring states in the northeastern region that heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur at isolated places in these states.
Heavy rainfall across northeast India has caused severe floods in Assam, Meghalaya claiming ten lives with several villages in Goalpara, Dhubri, Lakhimpur and Kamrup (Rural) district, besides Guwahati inundated by water Monday.
As the overall flood situation in Assam remained grim, the condition in Morigaon district turned critical on Tuesday with Brahmaputra river inundating 100 villages, affecting around one lakh people and flooding rhino habitat Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.