Dispur's role in getting Assam flood and erosion declared as a tiol problem under scanner
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Aug 16: The Assam State Jamiat Ulama (ASJU) has said that the lack agility on the part of Dispur and New Delhi in tackling floods and flood-affected people in Assam bespeaks negligence to the problems by the powers that be.
Addressing the press in the city on Wednesday, Aminul Islam, an ASJU office-bearer, said: “The first wave of flood claimed over 100 lives in the State. The devastation laid bare the unpreparedness on the part of Dispur to meet the challenge. The government’s failure in providing relief material, medicine, drinking water etc., was glaringly visible. The second wave of floods has so far claimed over 26 lives. This bespeaks that Dispur has failed to learn any lesson from the first wave of floods.”
“The failure on the part of the State Veteriry Department is quite glaring. This apart, lack of adequate number of highlands in the tiol parks in the State has led many animals to stray into areas where they are not safe,” Islam said, and added: “All parties and organizations, apart from people of the State, are unimous in getting Assam floods and erosion declared as a tiol problem. However, like its predecessor the present government at Dispur isn’t interested to put pressure on the Centre towards that end. Prime Minister rendra Modi, who visited the State recently, also gave no hints to declare the problem of flood in the State as a tiol problem.”