From our Staff Correspondent
Dibrugarh, July 21: A public meeting was held at Kolakhowa chariali of Larua Mouza under West Revenue Circle in Dibrugarh district on Friday to find ways and means for permanent solution to perennial flood and erosion problems of the Larua Mauza.
The meeting was presided over by noted educationist, social activist and former principal of Lezai Higher secondary school, Purnanda Buragohain. The public meeting was attended by the representatives of various political parties including Congress, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the flood affected people of the locality.
The meeting discussed the perennial flood and erosion problem of the region at length. A number of speakers, including former AGP MLA Kiran Kumar Gogoi, Indeswar Gogoi, and Krishna Bora while speaking on the occasion, offered valuable suggestions for permanent solution of the flood problems.
The meeting resolved to form a 20-member committee to pursue the matter with DoNER Minister, Paban Singh Ghatowar and to demand a permanent solution to the flood and erosion problems of the mouza.
In another resolution, the meeting also decided on repairing the torn ring bund of Dihing Sessa river and to take anti-erosion measures to save river Dihing from erosion.
It may be recalled that a number of villages of the Larua Mouza has been under flood water of the river Brahmaputra, Buridihing and Sessa since June 25, causing immense hardships to the people of the region. A number of huts and paddy fields are still under flood water.
It is alleged that the district administration had withdrawn the supply of relief materials to the flood affected people as soon as they left the flood relief camps to their respective huts. Moreover, as the roads and fields are under water and the district Administration has failed to arrange boats for transportation, the villagers had to move around in makeshift rafts made of banana trees. The meeting further demanded immediate supply of relief materials to the flood affected people of the region.
Earlier, member of the Larua Zila Parishad, Dipak Saikia spoke on the aim and objective of the meeting.