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Table 3 Annual flood damage in Majuli 1988–1999. Source: Suryanarayana Murthy 2012

From: Changing climate and its impacts on Assam, Northeast India

Year Affected area in hectares Number of villages affected Population affected in thousands Cropped area affected in hectares Number of cattle head lost Total loss due to flood Rs in Lakhs Period of flooding
1988 1,00,000 255 1,20,000 3657 4500 351.675 NA
1989 650 11 3081 37 NIL 0.924 NA
1990 8000 50 20,000 672 NIL 37.899 NA
1991 80,000 200 1,00,000 4590 987 510.150 NA
1992 33,000 65 30,000 40 Nil 391.150 June/92 to Aug/92
1993 17,000 60 60,000 10,500 Nil 200.75 4 Aug. 93 to 31 Aug. 93
1994 4380 3 736 NA Nil 100.20 24 April 94 to 12 July 94
1995 30,000 110 80,000 9368 Nil 200.00 May/95 to Sept/95
1996 60,000 180 1,00,000 18,860 261 2755.98 28 June 96 to 26 July 96
1997 75,000 150 130,000 14,360 20 2259.639 5 July 97 to 16 July 97
1998 1,50,000 210 1,30,000 70,060 10,000 2912.121 July/98 to Sept/98
1999 16,000 50 3,00,000 8094 Nil 1561.125 23 June 99 to 28 Aug 99
  1. Source: Majuli Master Plan-1998, Brahmaputra Board, Vasista, Government of Assam