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India: Assam On High Alert As Bhutan Releases Excess Dam Water


A high alert was issued in lower Assam, especially in Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Baksa and parts of Kamrup district, after a hydro-electric power company in Bhutan, Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC) Limited, announced the release of excess water to the neighbouring country on Thursday. Following the high alert, people residing in the low-lying areas of the district moved to higher lands along with their household belongings and domestic animals early on Thursday morning.