Sarupathar: The administration of Dhansiri subdivision has given flood alert to the people of sensitive areas near the Dayang and Dhansiri rivers. According to sources, the hydro-electrical power project of NEEPCO released water through four radial sluice gates on Saturday to discharge excess water after incessant rain over the past couple of days at Wokha in Nagaland, due to which the Dayang and Dhansiri rivers are flowing above the danger mark.
Meanwhile, 11 villages – Borbali, Bordubi, Gelabil, Nabil, Rengmabagan, Amguri, Basapathar, Abongpathar, Herheri, Mirigaon and Pabhojaan in Sarupathar revenue circle – and seven villages – 3 No. Dolonipathar, 2 No. Dayalpur, Pithaghat, 3 no. Dakhin Dayalpur, Silonijaan, Borbil and Singimari in sector ‘B’ along the Assam- Nagaland border – have been flooded.
The flood victims are taking shelter in various relief camps set up by the administration of Dhansiri subdivision. Total nine relief camps have been set up at Borbali M.E School, Herheri Janajati ME School, Gelabil High School, Basapathar Amguri ME School, Digholi LP School under Sarupathar revenue circle and 3 no. Dalanipathar Hafiza Madrassa, 2 no. Dayalpur Club, 3 no. Dakhin Dayalpur LP School and Singimari LP School in Sector ‘B’ along the Assam-Nagaland border area. Moreover, the SDRF team rescued 1,070 victims from flood-affected areas. Over 4,323 people of 497 families have been affected. Relief and rescue operation by SDRF are on. Total 56.036 quintals of rice, 10.356 quintals of dal, 3.085 quintals of salt, 3.085 quintals of mustard oil, 336 packets of candles and two cartons of mosquito coils have been distributed to the flood-affected people in the relief camps.