From a Correspondent
DHEMAJI, Feb 6: An important scheme for construction and repair of Gaidi and Maridhal dyke was iugurated by Bhuban Pegu, MLA of Joi constituency on Sunday. The people of Dhemaji district have been suffering due to flood and erosion every year caused by Gaidi, Jiadhal and Maridhal tributaries.
Four check bundhs and some other repair work amounting to Rs 5.37 crore in the down area of the left bank of Gaidi in Bhebeli village was iugurated by Bhuban Pegu. Dharma Kanta Mili, ADC, Dhemaji appealed to the people of the area to see to the proper implementation of the scheme and protection of the dyke in a meeting which was presided over by Hari Prasad Mili, Executive Engineer, Irrigation department of Dhemaji.
Bhuban Pegu also appealed to the people in the catchment areas to keep strict vigilance on the dyke at the time of construction and thereafter. The local people urged the department to start construction from the zero point which only can give protection from devastating flood and erosion.
Kamaljit Gayan, Assistant executive engineer of Joi subdivision spoke on the occasion. Hari Prasad Mili explained the importance of the scheme and appealed to the people of the area to extend their help, cooperation and constructive suggestion. Out of 11 check bundhs 1,7,8 and 11 no. check bundhs will be repaired. For geo-bag system and proper turfing on the slopes of the dykes, Rs.3.22 crore will be spent, Mili added. He also informed that from Dizmur to Sori village, a distance of 7,185 metre-14,005 metre was badly affected in the last flood and a scheme of repairing this breach was also undertaken. The scheme was iugurated by the MLA. This scheme will cost about Rs 2.15 crore and Mili appealed to the local people to keep vigil on the implementation of the scheme.
For repair of Sissimukh Saru Kachari portion of Maridhal dyke, Rs.1.21 crore will be invested. Mili assured the people of the area that both the schemes would be completed within March 31.