The country regularly faces devastation from floods, particularly parts of the north-east and centre, during the monsoon season from June to September.

Floods in 2017 killed more than 1,300 across India, Bangladesh and Nepal and more than 40 million people were affected.

A trial of the partnership is underway for this years’ monsoon season, which has already killed around 200 people from flooding and landslides brought on by heavy rain.

As well as death by drowning and loss of houses and shelter, widespread flooding outbreaks can increase the spread of water-borne diseases, such as typhoid fever, cholera and hepatitis A, the World Health Organization says.



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