MANGALDAI: In the unprecedented flood situation that has reminded the people of Mangaldai of the devastating flood in 1988, Darrang Police has taken up a praiseworthy initiative to reach out to the flood-affected people who had never experienced the fury of flood earlier. The citizens of Ward No. 10, Bhebarghat, Milanpur, Ward No. 8, Upahupara, Industrial area, Block Chowk, Bamunpara have never experienced the flood earlier. Following the breach of embankments of river Noa at Nagarbahi near here, the flood situation has taken a serious turn, submerging their dwelling houses under waist-deep floodwater. People of Milanpur area were compelled to wade through waist-deep water or to take the makeshift bamboo raft. However, the district administration made arrangements for the SDRF personnel for rescue and relief operation.
On seeing this unexpected situation, Superintendent of Police Amrit Bhuyan promptly swung into action for providing drinking water, bread, chira, muri, candles, gur, mosquito repellants, baby food and skimmed milk, packet ORS etc, among the flood-affected persons. The entire police force was engaged in different places to monitor the situation and to extend a helping hand to the flood-affected people at this hour of crisis. The Superintendent of Police also distributed relief materials and food in his official bungalow campus as a mark of solidarity.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (Headquarters) Mamani Hazarika, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Border) Anita Hazarika, Officer-in-Charge of Mangaldai Police Station Inspector Niranjan Barua, with the help and cooperation of village defence organization and several non government organizations since the morning visited several flood-affected char areas and distributed drinking water, food items, baby food etc among a large number of affected villagers. All section of the society, particularly the flood-affected villagers, have highly appreciated the spirit and the initiative of Darrang Police.
On the other hand, since the day of occurrence of flood, Mangaldai legislator Guru Jyoti Das has taken up a very positive role in visiting the flood-affected areas even during the night hours and supervised the situation. In most places, he distributed cooked foods, baby foods and drinking water without waiting for the relief material from the administration