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Bogoritolia, Dhola Hatiguli face flood, erosion threat

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 April 2016 12:00 AM GMT

From our Staff Correspondent

Dibrugarh, April 23: The Flood and Erosion Resistance Struggle Forum (FERSF) of Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts has appealed to the district administration of both the districts to make all essential arrangements for saving the life and properties of the inhabitants in case of any eventuality of flood and erosion which has been looming over Bogoritolia area in Rohmoria and Dhola Hatiguli in Tinsukia district following incessant rain since the last few days.

The chief advisor of FERSF, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts, Binod Kedia, in a telephonic conversation with The Sentinel on Saturday, appealed to the local inhabitants of both the areas to be alert and prepared for facing the impending danger of flood and erosion at both the places. “The people of both areas should be alert about the approaching threats of flood and erosion and be prepared to shift themselves to safe high places during any eventuality,” Kedia appeals.

Referring Rohmoria’s flood situation and threat posed by the River Brahmaputra in pre-monsoon torrential rain, Kedia said successful laying of geo bags at a stretch on river bank had worked wonders but due to non-release of Rs 78. 45 crore by the Central Government till today despite FERSF’s request since the last two years for expediting geo bags-laying works from Gorpara to Bogoritolia, had not only worsened the situation but posed threat of large-scale erosion at Bogoritolia village .

Similarly, Kedia stated that more than 25 villages at Dhola – Hatiguli area would be washed away if erosion grasped the remaining land mass of 10 metres between the river dyke and the river.

He further disclosed that the State Government had miserably failed to sanction Rs 9.22 crore as submitted by the Tinsukia district administration under SDFR two years back for construction of embankment in the area.

Meanwhile, flood threat is also looming in the large stretch of areas under Larua Mouza. The rain water has already inundated most of the low-lying areas in Kolakhowa, Madhupur, Garudharia and Lezai , causing great hardship to villagers. The kharip crops producers of the area are facing a huge fincial loss due to inundation of their crop field. They urged upon the district authority for fincial assistance in order to meet the loss which they incurred due to flood.

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