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Flood throws life out of gear in Rangapara, relief distributed in Teok

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 April 2016 12:00 AM GMT


DULIAJAN, April 23: Due to the heavy and incessant rainfall in the past few days, the water level in the Dihing river has been rising in various locations under Duliajan constituency of Dibrugarh district.

The flowing water of Dihing River washed away an embankment at Bamun Gaon under Tipling Gaon panchyat of Duliajan assembly constituency. Almost 100 houses have submerged in water. The flood victims have set-up temporary hubs above the embankment without any support from the district administration. The homeless people alleged that they had still not got necessary support from the local administration.

Villages like Kendaguri , Charikata and Guriakhat under Telpani gaon panchyat of Duliajan constituency are submerged in water since the past few days. Around 200 villagers have been rendered homeless and temporary hubs have been set up in various locations. They also alleged that they had not received any relief material from the local administration.

Flood has also affected the villages of Panchhuti and two other villages under Khermia gaon panchayat of Duliajan assembly constituency. Almost 100 families have become homeless. A team of BJP comprising Teros Gowala, Daisy Shyam, Bhadoi ZPC and Prafulla Gogoi, media cell secretary of Dibrugarh district BJP committee, visited the flood-affected areas and held a discussion with the district administration and Circle Officer of Tengakhat revenue circle in this regard.

“Due to flood, thousands of hectares of paddy field have been destroyed. If the local administration does not provide any fincial assistance and relief material to the victims then the situation will be grave,” said Teros Gowala, BJP’s Duliajan constituency candidate.

Tezpur: Life in Rangapara town and its adjoining areas has gone out of gear following flood caused due to torrential rain in the last few days. Many areas in Rangapara town and outskirts like manigaon, Tengabasti and Tatshalgaon area were flooded due to the incessant rain during the last few days.

Flood caused due to rain water and River Gabharu damaged surface communications in these areas. On the other hand, storm with heavy rain lashed in the area damaging property worth lakhs. Moreover, Rupsan Brahma of Rangapara area was admitted at TMC on Saturday morning after he had sustained burn injury following lightning strike.

JORHAT: Incessant rain in the catchment areas for last few days has caused the Janji and Bhogdoi rivers of Jorhat to flow over the danger level. The Water Resources Department has reported that rising waters of the Janji river has damaged single shuttered Sluice gate on the left embankment near Boi RCC Bridge through which flood water is gushing through.

Further, severe seepages have been noticed at several braches of both the banks of Janji River embankment. The Water Resource Department has already started palliative measures. As per District Disaster Magement report, Ring Band on Jhanji River at Arumukh under Teok Revenue Circle has also been damaged. Flood has so far affected 2,600 people of four villages under Teok Circle, viz. - 2 No Kawaimari , Sumaimari, Gelakaoni and Boipother.

Crop area affected is 50 hectares. District administration also has sprung into action and distributed relief materials amongst the affected villagers. As per report, 40.7 quintals of rice, 7.3 quintals of pulse and 1.47 quintals of salt have been distributed in the affected areas. The Water Resource Department report also states that River Bhogdoi has­ been flowing over danger level and affected the dyke at several locations.

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