Majuli Island is located in the North Eastern state of India – Assam. Image credit – Pinterest
Who says you need to go to a foreign country to see natural beauty? Our country India is also home to incomparable scenic and architectural beauty. Be it the amazing architecture of our historical monuments or the beautiful scenery of seas and mountains, our motherland has it all.
What is Assam famous for?
Located south of the eastern Himalayas in the Brahmaputra and Barak Valley, Assam is known for the famous Kamakhya Temple, and tea, muga silk and the Indian one-horned rhinoceros. However, did you know that Assam is also home to the world’s largest river island, Majuli? Give this article a read to know more about why Majuli is slowly shrinking and other interesting facts about Assam.
Why is Majuli Island disappearing?
Almost everyone knows that every year, Assam faces a major flood where many people die and many people become homeless. Well, the world’s largest river island is also a victim of floods that raise the level of the Brahmaputra river causing erosion and washing away villages. According to the Majuli Island Protection & Development Council, a non-profit organization, the rate of erosion is so bad that it may shrink the island in the next 15-20 years.
The slowly disappearing place attracts many tourists from all over the world every year.
What is being done to save Majuli Island?
Government of Assam has launched Sustainable Action for Climate Resilient Development (SaCReD) to develop Majuli Island as the first carbon neutral district. The Brahmaputra Board has also taken flood mitigation measures to save Majuli from erosion.
Sadly, despite being the world’s largest river island, Majuli Island is shrinking and facing the threat of extinction. Let’s all step forward and do our best to preserve the beauty of our country.