Assam Floods: Akshay Kumar to donate Rs 2 crore as relief fund
Assam : Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar donated Rs 1 crore each to Chief Minister's Relief Fund, after the flood-stricken Assam, and the Kaziranga Park.
"Absolutely heartbreaking to know about the devastation by floods in Assam. All affected, humans or animals, deserve support in this hour of crisis. I'd like to donate 1cr each to the CM Relief Fund and to Kaziranga Park rescue," Akshay tweeted on Wednesday.
He also urged people to make all possible contribution for the cause. "Appealing to all to contribute," he added.
15 people have been killed in the floods and landslide till last reports. 24 deaths have also been reported from north Bihar, which is also facing a serious flood situation, with water levels of rivers in the area continuing to rise.
An official of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority said that 4,175 villages with 46.28 lakh people have been affected due to the floods as of Monday afternoon, while close to 90,000 hectare of agricultural land is inundated.
Over 10 lakh animals have also been affected. Almost 90 per cent of the Kaziranga National Park has been submerged, and authorities are taking various measures, including speed restrictions on NH 37 which touches the park, to save animals as they head to higher grounds.