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Initiatives of flood preparedness by distributing country boats in Majuli

In the time of world Covid-19 crisis, Assam is not exceptional, people of the state specially people from rural areas and flood prone areas affected by this pandemic most. Majuli the world’s largest river island depended on tourism facing economic hurdles due to the less number of tourist visits due to restrictions in response to Covid-19 pandemic.On the other hand, change in the climate has also affected the balance of life and ecosystem of the island. In response to these issues a civil society organization North East Affected Area Development Society (NEADS) putting an effort to strengthen resilience and sustainable adaptation to climate change in flood-affected areas in collaboration with a German base agency Terre Des Hommes (TDH). As a part of this initiative, the organization recently apprehended few distribution programmes such as flood resilient paddy seeds to 100 farmers, weaving raw materials to 30 women, 5 country boats (24 x 3 feet) in 5 villages and First Aid kits and Search & Rescue kits as preparedness before monsoon flood in the island.

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