SILAPATHAR, July 8 � More than 30 villages of Dhemaji district have been submerged by the flood waters of Simen, Dimow and Gai rivers since the last several days due to continuous rain in the area.
Though the concerned villagers have been facing serious problems due to the flood and resultant erosion, but the concerned authorities have not shown interest in this regard.
The flood waters of Simen river eroded a one-km portion at Somkong area on the Simen Sapori-Sengajan Road on June 28 last. The people of the area have been facing shortage of essential items, besides a breach in surface communication. The Mising Autonomous Council has been extending help to cross the breached portion by arranging ferry service. The people of Somkong GP, Simen Sapori GP and Simenmukh GP, who are struggling with the flood and erosion problem, have demanded timely supply of relief items.
According to sources, the Deputy Commissioner of Dhemaji, Circle Officer and BDO of Sissiborgaon circle have been visiting the flood-affected areas, though the district authorities have not taken measures for relief and rehabilitation.
Yesterday, the Dimow river washed away a youth named Bikash Baidya (24) as he along with his friends tried to cross the river. The body of the youth is yet to be found. The family members along with the public of the area have expressed grave concern over the attitude of the district administration over the incident. The Dimow river has submerged several riverine villages of Dimow area.
On the other hand, the Gai river is on the verge of breaching its embankment, following which several village of Sissiborgaon area will be threatened.