NALBARI, Aug 13 - Garamsing village near Baharghat in Nalbari district has now come under the grip of a massive erosion threat by the Baralia river. Around 10,000 villagers are facing severe hardship. The river has also posed a threat to an embankment.
Despite repeated pleas from various quarters to take appropriate measures, the authorities are yet to come forward. Instead of taking permanent steps to control the problem, the Water Resources department is now trying to check erosion by erecting bamboo spurs.
Worried over the situation, the people living in bordering areas of Nalbari and Kamrup (Rural) districts have appealed to the government to take up anti-erosion measures considering the gravity of the situation.
Talking to this correspondent, Mantu Das of the village claimed that the river was posing a serious threat to the people, but surprisingly enough, the authorities have turned a blind eye. �A huge tract of land has been washed away by the current floods, and, therefore, we need a permanent solution to the problem,� he said.