Assam Floods: Flood affects Lakhimpur district, 155 revenue villages inundated
The flood created by Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project (SLHP) has worsened more day after day in Lakhimpur district.
LAKHIMPUR: The flood created by Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project (SLHP) has worsened more day after day in Lakhimpur district. The overflown water in the catchment areas of the mega river dam project has been rolling down over the main dam of the project with 4 meters height for the fifth day on Monday. It is noteworthy here that the excess water of the catchment areas of the project had been rolling over the main dam with 3 meter height since Thursday. But the water level in the catchment areas of the project site suddenly rose on Monday and it has been rolling over the dam with 4 meters height till filing of this report. As per report found from a source, an amount of over 9,000 cumec excess water per second has been passing over the dam from the catchment area of the project to the downstream of the Subansiri river.
As a result of it, the flash flood of the river, the largest tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra inundated 24 more revenue villages in Lakhimpur on Monday rising the number of affected villages up to 155. Notably, the flash flood caused by the overflown water in the catchment area of the project inundated 97 revenues villages under five Revenue Circles (RCs) of Lakhimpur district, viz- Kadam (4), North Lakhimpur (55), Bihpuriya (17), Narayanpur (15) and Dhakuakhana (6) till Saturday.
On Sunday, the flash flood of the river inundated 34 more revenue villages including 15 more villages in North Lakhimpur RC, 12 in Bihpuriya RC, 5 in Kadam RC, 2 in Narayanpur RC afresh. On the other hand, the flash flood has hit 11 more villages in Narayanpur RC, 11 in Bihpuriya RC and 2 in North Lakhimpur RC on Monday. At present, 72 revenue villages under North Lakhimpur RC, 38 under Bihpuriya RC, 26 under Narayanpur RC, 8 under Kadam RC and 6 under Dhakuakhana RC have been submerged in flash flood.
On the other hand, the flash flood has affected a total of 1,30,001 people, 29,316 animals (17107 big animals, 7600 small animals and 4609 poultry and 8133 hectares of crop areas. The rapid surge of the flood has meanwhile washed away a total of 16 houses, 15 in North Lakhimpur RC and 1 in Kadam RC. The situation has turned grim in almost all the flood affected villages under Ghunasuti area. On Sunday, a boat carrying 150 bags of rice to Pub Telahi Gaon Panchayat wrecked in the Subansiri river at Adisuti and it was reportedly drowned. However, no casuality was reported till filing of the report. Flash flood has paralyzed the normal life of the people in the affected areas creating shortage of food items and pure drinking water for people and fodder for livestock.
On the other hand, flash flood caused by Subansiri has damaged Alengmari Check bundh at Mahaijan village (approximately 40 meter), No 2 Naharani to Balibheta Protection bundh at No. 2 Naharani (approximately 100 meter). Flood of the same river has kept Alichiga Khabali LP School, Gharmora Gosai Chapori LP School, Alichiga Missing L.P School, Dighalimukh LP School, Santipur 15 Mile LP. School, Karka Doley M.E. School submerging for the fourth day. Flood of the river also damaged Pachim Bahguri LP School, Hostinapur LP School, Mankuchapori LP School, No. 755 Ghagormukh Baligaon LP School, Gutung Na Ali LP School, Pachim Na Ali LP School, Na Ali Miri LP School, Na Ali Tekeliphuta LP School, Angnibari LP School, Pachim Bahguri LP School and Balibheta LP School on Sunday.