The cutting of forest to build roads and railways are considered among the prime reasons for deforestation in the ghats. The undesirable agriculture practices and pressure of increasing population in the region has added to the reasons for depletion of green ranges.
As India enters peak monsoon season, water troubles in the country intensify. While the mainland struggles with class and regional disputes, the North-East drowns under a surplus of water.
The number of cases of JE in Assam have risen to 82, with six more people dead this monday.