TIHU, July 17 - As many as 29 villages in Tihu subdivision have been adversely affected by the second wave of flood caused by four rivers � Tihu, Marapagaldia, Buradia and Kaldia.
According to official sources, the latest flood has submerged villages of Nannattari, Nakhra, Barbari, Uttar Bali, Sialmari, Bali, Haribhanga, Piplibari, Niz Namati, Ratanpur, Gobaradal, Dahkaunia, Ratanpur, Ranakuchi, Sathikuchi, Bakuajari, Barbhagjari, Akhra, Suradi, Makhibaha, Bhojkuchi and Jalkhana Bhathuwakhana in Tihu subdivision, affecting about 5,140 farmer families.
Besides, all the cropland, sali cultivation, vegetables, jute cultivation etc., have been completely damaged in these areas. A large number of domestic animals were also badly affected by the current deluge. Particularly the breached embankments of the Marapagaldia river have created havoc for the people living in these villages.
The local people have sought a permanent solution to the flood problem, especially caused by the Marapagaldia river.
Flood has become an annual event for the people of Tihu area. Every year, the hopes and aspirations of the farmers are washed away by the devastating floods.
On the other hand, surface communication has also been badly hit due to the flood. The Tihu-Gobaradal-Akhra PWD road and the Tihu-Haribhanga-Kaithalkuchi-Nalbari PWD road were badly damaged by the flood.
The people have requested the new Nalbari Deputy Commissioner to look into this matter and take necessary steps to repair the main roads under the FDR scheme.