BISWANATH CHARIALI: The flood situation in Gohpur subdivision under Biswanath district remained critical and unchanged till filing of this report.
The sudden spurt in the water level of the rivers, namely Chatrang, Kukurjan, Brahmajan and Balijan, flowing through the subdivision has thrown the lives of people out of gear. According to information, the flood water submerged large number of areas in the southern part of Gohpur leading to a miserable condition of the people living in those areas. Hundreds of bighas of paddy fields growing Ahu and Bodo paddy and also the seedlings of shali crops have been submerged in villages like Balijan, Ghimarujan, Dathkala, Bholaguri, Bordoloni, Toltoli and Thote Chapori. The surging water of the River Brahmaputra has also flooded these villages.
The same situation prevailed in the northern part of the subdivision. Villages under Halem revenue circle, including Garudhowa, Bamunbari, Brahmajan, Dariakhat, Hukajan, Khatarbari, Hatibandhia and Bekijan, were worst affected due to the sudden flow of water of Brahmajan and Kukurjan rivers. Paddy fields, households and properties of the villagers were immersed by flood water. The road communication was also disrupted at some places as parts of major roads got washed away by water. On the other hand, several parts of Gohpur town were badly affected by the flood water of the River Chatrang. The surging water also breached dykes at various places. Flood water also reportedly entered into three quarantine centres situated at Kalangpur High School, Dathkala Primary School and Jokapara Primary School, respectively, under the Panchayat.
Meanwhile, Gohpur MLA Utpal Borah and Gohpur SDO (C) Narendra Shah visited the affected areas on Saturday and took stock of the situation. Relief camps were set up at Dathkala weekly market to shelter around 25 families affected under Bakaridoloni Gaon Panchayat.