LAKHIMPUR: Since April, massive erosion caused by the mighty Brahmaputra has posed alarming threat to the Sissi-Tekeliputa embankment, which secures the life and properties of over five lakh people living in Dhakuakhana and largest river island Majuli. At present too, erosion of the mighty river has affected the down part of the Bandena check bundh to the east of Matmora area. On the other hand, erosion still continues in the Madarguri area to the west of Matmora.
During the month of May, the erosion of the river assumed demonic proportion covering a 1-km stretch under Bandena area, report about which was published in The Sentinel. This erosion-hit area was inspected by Water Resources Department (WRD) minister Pijush Hazarika on May 27 in order to take stock of the situation.
After the visit of the WRD minister, as per direction of the department concerned, the Dhakuakhana WRD Division adopted a scheme to control the erosion of the river in the Bandena area with a fund amounting to Rs 1 crore. At present, the WRD Divisional office has implemented the scheme by installing porcupines.
On Friday, Circle Officer of Dhakuakhana Revenue Circle, Apurba Kumar Nath inspected the implementation of the scheme. The scheme has been implemented under the management of Krishnakanta Pegu, Assistant Executive Engineer, Dhakuakhana WRD Division, in association with a team of officers and employees.