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2,362 hectares of cropland under flood waters in Bajali

By ANN Service

PATACHARKUCHI, Sept 28 - Though the overall flood situation has slightly improved today, but paddy fields at Patacharkuchi, Pathsala and Bhabanipur agricultural circle under the agriculture sub-division of Pathsala, which falls under Bajali and Sarupeta Revenue Circle, as many as 2,362 hectares of cropland have been submerged, informed the concerned Sub Divisional Agricultural Officer.

Flood waters even inundated Patacharkuchi Vidyapith HS School, Zenith Academy, 64 No. Patacharkuchi LP School, Patasatra LP School, police station and premises of Inspection Bungalow etc. The flooding has compelled the school authorities to cancel classes in the area. As per information of the Circle Officer of Bajali Revenue Circle Rashmi Rekha Borgohain, 10 villages under the circle were adversely affected.

Today, 7 villages are still under the grip of floods and surface communication routes like Madan Routa Road and Kenduguri Souliabari Road were badly damaged in several places. Repair works are under presently under way to restore communication.

Santana Borah, Circle Officer of Sarupeta Revenue Circle informed that though there was slight improvement today with the receding trend of flood water, yet the overall situation was still grim. Huge areas of standing crops were affected by the flood waters, she added.

Meanwhile, flood waters of Tihu river inundated paddy fields at Balipara and Bhaluki Koch Diga and Rup Diga area.The flood waters entered fresh areas today and posed serious threat to the agricultural land. It is learnt that fisheries, broiler chicken farms in the area were also devastated.

Flood waters created havoc after breaching an embankment of river Kaldia in Akaya village. The Patacharkuchi Bhaluki Road was also badly damaged by the current wave of floods in several places.

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