SILAPATHAR, May 11 � The villagers of north bank of greater Simenmukh area in Dhemaji district are facing massive erosion by the mighty Brahmapautra River due to construction of protection dyke at Rohmaria on the south bank near Dibrugarh without any anti-erosion measure on the north bank.
The erosion has compelled nearly 1,200 families of Sengajan Balijan village to leave their houses and take shelter in other villages.
The 4km long pucca rural road, constructed under PMGSY from Dimow, has been engulfed by the river. Moreover, the Sengajan Balijan LP School has also been washed away by river living nearly 200 student of the village school-less.
It may be mentioned here that a press team had visited the site of erosion of Sengajan village on the north bank of Brahmaputra River on May 9. It was alleged that the Sissiborgaon Circle Officer and district administration are so far not aware of the problems faced by the villagers.
Sissiborgaon Circle Officer Ranjit Konwar, informed mediapersons over telephone that none of the villagers and goanburah have informed him about the washing away of several hectors of cultivatable land, villagers and school. He, however, sent the Mondol of his office to take the stock of the situation soon after.
The villagers of the area expressed grave concern at the apathy of the local MLA Pradan Baruah towards the problems faced by the villagers and alleged that he is busy in anti-Gogoi activities instead of attending to the problems of the people.
The villagers apprehend that the erosion there is so heavy that in the ensuing monsoon season most of the villages under Simenmukh Panchayat will be affected, if the administration fails to pay attention to the issue immediately.
Erosion threatens Pumi village: Incessant rain for the last 6 days have raised the water level of Brahmaputra and its tributaries causing threat to the embankment on the north bank of Brahmaputra River at Pumi village under Sissi-Tongani area of Sissiborgoan circle in Dhemaji district, a few kilometres downstream of Bogibeel bridge.
It may be mentioned here that if the dyke is not protected it may destroy a major portion of Dhemaji district and Dhakuakhana in Lakhimpur district.