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Several NGOs from both sides of the border have started using this system of sending early warnings through social media platforms like Whatsapp, Messenger etc to inform villagers about likely disasters.(REUTERS PHOTO.)

Friendly social media warnings from Bhutan help Assam villagers tackle floods

By Utpal Parashar | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2019 04:50 PM IST
Last month, several such messages about the likelihood of flash floods, cloudbursts, landslides etc helped many in Assam’s Kokrajhar, Chirang and Baksa districts to avoid severe losses.
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