Heavy rains in Assam, Bihar, West Bengal and some other states have led to a severe flood situation resulting in deaths and displacement of people.
According to Central Water Commission (CWC) data, several rivers are flowing above the danger mark. Floodwater has entered homes in many districts of Bihar and Assam - the two worst-affected states.
Overall nine states are reeling under flood situation. Other states witnessing flood are Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Kerala.
A national response to floods in Assam and Bihar is a good way to begin the project of positive nationalism.
Cartoonist: Satish Acharya