(Eds: Repeating after changing figures in headline & intro) New Delhi, Jul 31 (PTI) Over 90 animals, including seven rhinoceros, have died due to the flooding in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam, the government told Parliament today. Also Read - Watch: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Dances 'Jhumur' With Young Performers in Assam
The Assam floods have affected the Kaziranga National Park. Seven rhinos, 82 hog deer, and two sambar deer have died in the flooding, Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said in a written reply. Also Read - Assam Assembly Election 2021: Check Voting Date In Your Constituency And Full Schedule
The floods have so far claimed over 70 lives in the northeastern state. Also Read - Tezpur University Hiring For Assistant Professor, Associate Professor Posts: Check Salary, Steps to Apply, Registration Date Here
Over 25 lakh people bore the brunt of the flooding in 29 districts. The administration set up 1,098 relief camps and distribution centres in the state.
Vardhan said that based on Annual Plan of Operations submitted by tiger reserves, the government provides funds to them under the centrally-sponsored scheme ‘Project Tiger’ through the National Tiger Conservation Authority.
The funds are used for various activities, including for measures to address flood situation such as creation of highlands and preventive structures against erosion, boats, rescue of animals, desiltation and creation of road network etc, he said.
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