Crowd Funding For Assam Floods
Crowd Funding For Flood Afflicted Animals Of The Kaziranga National Park In Assam
Climate change in India has severely impacted the rainfall distribution pattern in the northeast. Unfortunately, heavy rains in year 2019 lashed the states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, and Bihar in India. Major rivers like Brahmaputra and Kosi that provide clean water to millions, swelled up and inundated their banks, gravely impacting hundreds of humans and animals. In Assam, about 18.9 lakh people were impacted. One of the worst-hit points in Assam was the Kaziranga National Park, of which 90% got submerged under water. Kaziranga is not only the largest stronghold of the One Horned Rhinoceros in India, accounting for 2/3rds of its global population, but also supports thriving populations of the Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Elephant, Hog deer, etc. Over 205 animals had perished according to the last reports, and several more animals were stranded inside the park. 68 people also died due to severe flooding. To help the wildlife affected by this flood, in August 2019, I contacted the Wildlife Trust of India, an organization that was conducting rescue operations for animals in Kaziranga, and started a fundraiser that was directly linked to their account. I collected Rs. 75,000/- through crowdfunding and that contributed towards the rescue and rehabilitation of several wild animals and birds.
Food Collection Drive For Flood Affected Villages In Assam
I, along with the NGO ‘Kids For Kids’ (KfK) also collected dry food items to send to the villagers affected by these floods in Assam. I collected around 100 Kgs of food and we together were able to send around 1488 Kgs of food items through the Uday Foundation.