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Flood situation grim in Jorhat, relief items distributed

Flood situation

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JORHAT: The flood situation continues to be critical in different revenue circle areas within the district of Jorhat on the fourth day on Wednesday, said Jayanta Goswami, the in-charge of District Disaster Management Authority.

Goswami said that nearly 28 villages in West Jorhat under West Revenue Circle, Teok under Teok revenue circle and Titabor revenue circle had been inundated after fresh river water entered the villages following embankment breached by River Bhogdoi, River Teok and River Charaipani. Towards the Jorhat West Circle, water from the River Bhogdoi entered nine villages. The Water Resource Department had totally failed to lay geo bags to avoid the flow of water that continued even on the fourth day.

Moreover in Teok, River Teok submerged a total of 10 villages under the revenue circle following heavy rain at higher altitude in Nagaland as the river flows downstream from Naga hills. The villages are Haluapathar, Lahing Kuli Gaon, Hemlai, Boloma Pathar, Nawboisa, Moran gaon, Namsesu, Bukubari, Teliagaon, Chowdung gaon, Dihingia Kalita gaon, Chakulibar, Pipelins, Natun Chapori and Seuni Ali Gaon.

The administration has opened 15 relief material distribution centres within the Teok Revenue Circle under the initiative of Teok MLA Renupoma Rajkhowa, said sources. Relief materials like dal, rice and kerosene were distributed. Moreover, a total of 2,151 people are taking shelter in relief camps in Jorhat West.

In Titabor, a portion of Charaipani River embankment was breached near Chekuriagaon due to which several hundred hectares of cultivated paddy fields, including nine small tea gardens, were submerged. Water entered four villages but the situation in these villages is improving according to sources.

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