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Barpeta DC concerned over ongoing erosion at Bhogerpar

By Correspondent

BARPETA, Aug 4 - Barpeta Deputy Commissioner Munindra Sarma is apprehensive about the future of Bhogerpar and keen to take some effective steps to save it from erosion by the Brahmaputra.

This was stated by Bikash Sarma, District Information and Public Relations Officer of Barpeta. The Deputy Commissioner, it may be mentioned, had deputed the DIPRO to visit Bhogerpar on August 2 and study the situation on the ground.

Bikash Sarma arrived in the village and visited the eroded embankments and Dakreswar Temple, which is facing serious threat of erosion by swirling waters of the mighty Red River. He interacted with the villagers about the perennial problems faced by them.

On their request to replace the Gaonburha of Barbaradi, he assured them of urgent steps by the district administration. He also assured that a veterinary health camp in the village will be organised very soon.

Sarma, who has been on continuous tour to every nook and corner of the district since the last few days informed that the Deputy Commissioner is due to visit the areas under reference and take stock of the overall situation.

Bhogerpar, it may be pertinent to add here, is a big village in the south east of Barpeta on the bank of the Brahmaputra. It is inhabited by indigenous Assamese population. Once abundant with foodcrops, fish and milk, this village is presently fighting for its existence against the onslaught of persistent river bank erosion.

Continuous erosion has already claimed more than half the village and the river is fast approaching towards the remaining portion as well. If this state of affairs is allowed to continue, then the village which could so long boast about its past glory, will soon face extinction like several other villages in the locality.

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Barpeta DC concerned over ongoing erosion at Bhogerpar

BARPETA, Aug 4 - Barpeta Deputy Commissioner Munindra Sarma is apprehensive about the future of Bhogerpar and keen to take some effective steps to save it from erosion by the Brahmaputra.

This was stated by Bikash Sarma, District Information and Public Relations Officer of Barpeta. The Deputy Commissioner, it may be mentioned, had deputed the DIPRO to visit Bhogerpar on August 2 and study the situation on the ground.

Bikash Sarma arrived in the village and visited the eroded embankments and Dakreswar Temple, which is facing serious threat of erosion by swirling waters of the mighty Red River. He interacted with the villagers about the perennial problems faced by them.

On their request to replace the Gaonburha of Barbaradi, he assured them of urgent steps by the district administration. He also assured that a veterinary health camp in the village will be organised very soon.

Sarma, who has been on continuous tour to every nook and corner of the district since the last few days informed that the Deputy Commissioner is due to visit the areas under reference and take stock of the overall situation.

Bhogerpar, it may be pertinent to add here, is a big village in the south east of Barpeta on the bank of the Brahmaputra. It is inhabited by indigenous Assamese population. Once abundant with foodcrops, fish and milk, this village is presently fighting for its existence against the onslaught of persistent river bank erosion.

Continuous erosion has already claimed more than half the village and the river is fast approaching towards the remaining portion as well. If this state of affairs is allowed to continue, then the village which could so long boast about its past glory, will soon face extinction like several other villages in the locality.