LAKHIMPUR: The Lakhimpur district committee of Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Parishad (AJYP) initiated stir in Lakhimpur in support of various demands. The activists of the organization staged sit-in in front of the North Lakhimpur Divisional Water Resources Department office on Wednesday demanding the immediate mitigation of the massive erosion caused by River Subansiri at Ghan Charai, Bhimpora and by the mighty Brahmaputra in the Bonpuroi-Jamuguri area. By staging the same programme, the organization also demanded to launch a probe into the alleged corruption that took place in the construction of the embankments at Pamuwa Khabolu, Pohumora-Pakania and implementation of erosion-prevention measures at Bhimpora-Hekerajan. The organization further demanded the State Government to grant immediate compensation to the flood and erosion victims of the district. Taking part in the protest programme, Lakhimpur unit AJYP general secretary Mobin Ahmed became vocal against the WRD regarding its failure to control the flood and erosion problem of the district.
"The WRD and its North Lakhimpur divisional office have misappropriated large amount of fund sanctioned for the control of the flood and erosion problem of the district. The embankments in the district have been constructed without any effective and scientific technique. So, the flood and erosion affects people every year," Mobin Ahmed alleged.
The North Lakhimpur regional AJYP president, Manoj Kalita also came down heavily on the WRD regarding the collapse of the erosion prevention measures implemented at Bhimpora-Hekerajan with the investment of a fund of Rs. 7.50 crore sponsored by NABARD. The organization submitted a memorandum to the WRD minister in support of the demands. Extending support, Assam Jatiya Parishad convener Ajit Buragohain, the dignitaries and activists of the Lakhimpur unit of Tai Ahom Yuva Parishad were present in the protest programme.
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