The cool season generally lasts from October to February and is marked by fogs and brief showers.
The state escapes the normal Indian hot, dry season.
excessively fearful to travel back into their damaged places after India’s most powerful temblor in half … “We have decided to run into the exigency on a war terms.
Most of the losing are thought to be buried under debris. India’s Earthquake — Residents in the Gujarat State of western India spent the dark outside Friday. ” MESSAGE BOARD The earthquake shook high-rise towers 600 stat mis off in the capital.
Both are refuges for the fast-disappearing Indian one-horned rhinoceros, and the sanctuary at Manas is known especially for its tigers and leopards.
Among the other notable inhabitants of Assam’s forests are elephants, gaurs (wild oxen), wild pigs, various species of deer, and primates, such as langurs and hoolock gibbons.
Numerous streams and rivulets that flow from the neighbouring hills empty into the Brahmaputra.
Although only a small portion of the Barak River valley lies within Assam’s borders, it nevertheless forms an extensive lowland area that is important for agriculture in the state’s southern region.
Forests, formerly extending over nearly two-fifths of the state’s area, were reduced by the creation of Meghalaya and Mizoram in the early 1970s.
In the early 21st century about one-third of Assam was covered with various types of woodlands, including tropical evergreen and deciduous forests, broad-leaved hill forests, pine forests, and swamp forests, as well as grasslands.