Flood Erosion Resistance Struggle Forum (FERSF) submits memo to Assam CM Sarma
FERSF submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma requesting him to take up permanent measures to protect the entire river bank of Brahmaputra
DIBRUGARH: The Flood Erosion Resistance Struggle Forum (FERSF) Dibrugarh and Tinsukia district on Saturday submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma requesting him to take up permanent measures to protect the entire river bank of Brahmaputra river in Dibrugarh and Tinsukia district.
"Due to river bank erosion at Maijan, Nagagholi, Pukhrilan, Dinjan etc in Dibrugarh district and at Rangagora, Hatighulee in Dhola, Kailabasti in Sadia etc of Tinsukia district. Several measures have been taken by the Department of Water Resources for immediate control of the erosion, which is only a temporary measure," the memorandum stated.
Binod Kedia, president of FERSF said, "In the year 2021, many projects have been implemented by the department for river bank restoration in both districts, but severe erosion has started in new areas engulfing houses of poor peoples and also threatening Army Cantonment areas Dinjan, Mohonbari Airport, Assam Medical College Dibrugarh and many villages and tea gardens in Dibrugarh district and many villages and urban areas of Tinsukia district a well."
"We the resident of both districts along with our organisation request with folded hands to take a concrete permanent measure to protect both districts from flood and river bank erosion and save the people and their properties. We request you to save us from this existential problem," Kedia stated.