From our Correspondent
MANGALDAI, February 15: Bringing a ray of hope to a total population of about 25,000 villagers of Mudoibori area of BTAD in Mangaldai LAC of Darrang district, Executive Member of Bodoland Territorial Council of BTAD for Transport and Soil Conservation, Jagadish Sarkar on Monday laid the foundation stone of the proposed Lachit Flow Irrigation Scheme at village Mahaliajhar on river Bega.
The scheme with the sanctioned amount of Rs. 956 lakh under AIBP of 2013-14 under Tangla Irrigation Division will benefit a total of 20 villages in the area. The Lachit Dam on the River Bega was totally damaged more than 30 years back causing tremendous trouble and pain to the farmers of the area which had compelled the people of the area to depend on rain water for cultivation. Though the people of the area, who are mostly farmers, had been demanding renovation of the damaged dam, no steps were taken. Filly, Executive Member Jagadish Sarkar took the initiative for construction of a new irrigation scheme under the AIBP and sanctioned the entire amount for implementation of the scheme.
Executive Engineer of Tangla Irrigation Division, Nur Rahman, BPF leader Keshab Chandra Deka and other prominent citizens also attended the foundation laying function. Addressing the public on the occassion, Executive Member Jagadish Sarkar appealed to all the villagers of the locality to supervise the construction work so that no official or the contractor concerned could misappropriate the public money sanctioned for the scheme. He also reiterated the commitment of the Hagrama Mohilary-led BTC government for bringing a total revolution in the BTAD areas to expedite the pace of development activities.