Artificial flood in Lakhimpur district due to drainage of Ranganadi dam in Assam. Local people alleged NEEPCO for drainage of water without prior alert.
Whether or not the Cyclone Amphan causes damage but the drainage of the river dam affected the people of North Lakhimpur. The North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) has released water from Ranganadi hydro-electric dam. It has flooded the areas and washed out many Bamboo bridges.
As a result extreme level of misery is being borne by the people during the COVID-19 pandemic. The local people drew the attention of the government to take necessary action in this regard.