A Vicious Floods and Funds Cycle
Every flood in Assam gets Central aid. But nothing changes on the ground for the poor and homeless.
PRANJAL SAIKIA, 30, a reporter from Majuli, swims against the floodwaters, trying to reach Borbeel village. Borbeel is one of the worst affected villages in Majuli, one of the largest fresh water islands of Asia.
“Here people learn to live with flood and erosion since their birth,” says Pranjal, capturing the devastation on camera. “After every flood, funds are pumped in, but nothing is ever done to strengthen the embankments.” Almost the whole of Majuli is under water; its only link to the mainland,