From Special Correspondent
Silchar, April 11: The Silchar District Congress Committee has expressed its anguish through a memorandum addressed and submitted on Tuesday to the Deputy Commissioner of Cachar, seeking immediate relief and rehabilitation assistance to the victims of the tural calamity that ravaged the district recently. A delegation of frontline Congress leaders of the district led by Karnendu Bhattacharjee, president, Silchar District Congress Committee, met the Deputy Commissioner and urged upon him to initiate immediate remedial measures for the people in distress.
Worried at the sufferings and woes of the distressed people, the memorandum stated that the recent great loss suffered by the people of this valley has failed to evoke any sympathy from the people’s government and its district administration even on humanitarian grounds. The losses suffered by the people have been manifold. Thousands of houses have either crumbled down or their roofs blown away, rendering the inmates helpless under the open sky in this rainy season.
The memorandum also raised the issue of interl connectivity which has been badly hit due to the damage of roads as well as the submerging the tiol highways at some places. It was also stated that the farmers could not protect their crops in rural areas because of the untimely heavy downpours. Thousands of hectares of cultivated lands went under flood waters, disrupting the process of cultivation by the farmers, resulting in huge losses of their standing crops.
The issue of water-logging in Silchar town was also raised in the memorandum. It was stated that the prolonged water-logging for weeks consequent to the heavy downpours has not only revealed the poor status of draige system but also created health hazard and sanitation problem for the people. Apart from this, the frequent disruption of electricity supply was also a point to hammer. The district Congress cautioned the administration if immediate relief and assistance was not extended to the affected people, they will have no other option than to decide their own course of action. Others who accompanied the delegation included Ajit Singh, former minister, general secretaries, Kishore Kumar Bhattacharjee, Sujan Dutta, Partha Ranjan Chakraborty, Rajesh Deb, Sanchita Acharjee, Anja Deb, Mehbub Alam Barbhuiya and Ranjit Roy.