Assam is the most severely affected area in India in terms of floods and erosion, accounting for 9.4% of the country's total flood-prone area. In Assam, damage due to floods has been caused by two river systems: the Brahmaputra and the Barak. In the subproject areas, flood and riverbank erosion has been a chronic problem, causing enormous damage to lives, crops, livestock, land and property. These impacts cause massive displacement of people, increase landlessness, and force local governments to focus scarce resources on relief operations rather than development. Major floods have occurred in 1954, 1962, 1966, 1972, 1977, 1984, 1988, 1998, 2002 and 2004, while floods of lesser magnitude occur almost yearly. As a result, in spite of having vast natural resources, Assam has been unable to meet its development goals. The people in the subproject areas (Palasbari, Kaziranga and Dibrugarh) have lost land and lives to floods and riverbank erosion, which is now an annual phenomenon.
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