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Bongaigaon flood scenario witnesses gradual improvements,waters recede  


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Bongaigaon: The flood situation of Bongaigaon is gradually pacing up improvements in terms of water submerged areas of the district. Out of the main three flood-affected Revenue Circles namely Srijangram, Boitamari and Bijni, Bijni Revenue Circle is seen to have geared up improvement in case of water submerged areas.

Since the water level has completely receded in all the villages of Bijni, all villages are now out of water. However, reportedly, due to receded water level, the problem of erosion has increased and eroded number of families has risen up to 111 in Bijni Revenue Circle area. All these families are being provided with various food items as per SDRF rules.

The number of flood-affected villages of Srijangram has also come down to 68 from earlier 84 while the condition of the flood-affected villages of Boitamari remains stagnant. A total six operational relief centres in Srijangram and nine relief camps in Boitamari are providing assistance and Gratuity Relief items to all the flood-affected villagers as per the relief manual.

Government has sanctioned ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakhs to the next of kin of the drowning victim of Malegarh village(Pt.3) under Srijangram Revenue Circle namely Late Pobitra Das, son of Late Dayal Das. Bongaigaon district administration has today handed over cheque of ex-gratia amount of Rs 1 lakh to his wife Bhagyashree Das and Rs 1 lakh to each of the 3 minor daughters as fixed deposit to be matured when they attain the age of 18 years.

As flood situation still persists in Srijangram and Boitamari, some crop areas are still lying under water. The affected crop area of Srijangram is now 2210 hectare and for Boitamari, it is 327 hectare as per report received from District Agriculture Officer.

As the water level is gradually receding, assessment is going on in the district to figure out various loss and damages. As per the survey done till now, nine embankments are found damaged and a total of 37 roads and 13 nos of bridges in the district are found more or less affected by the devastating flood.

Apart from these, 35 schools, 29 health institutions and 46 of AWCs are reported as partially damaged after the havoc created by flood.

However, amidst all odds, the water levels of Aie and Aie-Manas river are still maintaining the trend of falling and flowing below the danger level. Though the water level of mighty Brahmaputra is still flowing above danger level, it has shown a decrease.

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