Flood situation still grim in Nowboicha RC of Lakhimpur

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LAKHIMPUR, July 4: The flood situation in Nowboicha Revenue Circle in Lakhimpur district is still grim causing deep agony for the affected people since the last seven days. A sudden deluge along the Singara river in an overwhelming rush on June 28, caused tremendous flood havoc on the northern side of NH-15, washing away more than a 100-metre portion of Dolohat-Phoolbari connecting PWD road near Dolohat Tinial on the highway. At once massive flood inundated more than 40 villages and water rolled down on the highway between Dolahat and Rajali for four days. Vehicles could not ply.

Though the flood level receded to some extent in the past days, the overflown water of the river, due to incessant rain, affected the area in recurring manner and worsened the miserable plight of the flood victims.
The district administration has allegedly not set up any flood relief camp. There was flood water on the highway on Tuesday, causing erosion. Though the district administration is working on a war footing to divert the river to its main course by plugging the breach of the PWD road, it was not possible until Wednesday. As per a source of the administration, a total of 16 revenue villages have been submerged by flood water.

On the other hand, 17 organizations of the district submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner of Lakhimpur demanding supply of adequate relief to the flood victims and resolution of other allied burning problems of the affected area. The organizations demanded the supply of sufficient food items and pure drinking water to the affected people, fodder to the animals, constructing sanitary latrines and holding medical camps in the flood-affected area on a regular basis.