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Brahmaputra rising, Lachit Ghat inundated

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 28 - Following incessant rains in upper Assam, the water level of the Brahmaputra in Guwahati is rising constantly.

According to data released by the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) of Kamrup Metro district, the Brahmaputra is flowing at a level of 48.76 metres against the danger level of 49.68 metres.

In the eastern part of the district under Chandrapur revenue circle, water from the Brahmaputra submerged cropland too.

Under Sonapur revenue Circle 120.60 hectares of crop area were affected while under Chandrapur revenue circle the total affected crop area was 450 hectares.

Lachit Ghat inundated: Meanwhile on Thursday, the river water inundated the Lachit Ghat at Machkhowa. The ghat was developed by the Public Works Department (Roads) last year on the occasion of the Indo-Japan Summit, which was later cancelled due to the massive protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

The Lachit Ghat, along with a replica of a model village of Assam developed by the tourism department under the supervision of eminent artist Nuruddin Ahmed, was developed by the State government by spending a huge amount of money.

The dilapidated condition of the ghat in the first wave of flood, proves the lack of farsightedness of State government officials. Similarly, the replica of a model Assamese village is languishing due to lack of care and now it is in a shambles.

The village replica used to showcase the lifestyle of the greater Assamese society. It included replicas of houses of Mising, Karbi, Tiwa, Bodo, Dimasa and Rabha communities along with a naamghar, gohali ghar, meji and other objects. The main objective of putting up the replica there was to showcase the unity among all communities of the State.

�Ahead of the proposed visit of Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, the State government had spent a huge amount of public money to develop the ghat. It was a great initiative and till the recent past, it had been a popular place for many city dwellers to spend the evening hours. But due to the lack of proper planning, now the first wave of the flood will damage all that has been constructed,� Kamal Das, a resident of the area said.

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Brahmaputra rising, Lachit Ghat inundated

GUWAHATI, May 28 - Following incessant rains in upper Assam, the water level of the Brahmaputra in Guwahati is rising constantly.

According to data released by the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) of Kamrup Metro district, the Brahmaputra is flowing at a level of 48.76 metres against the danger level of 49.68 metres.

In the eastern part of the district under Chandrapur revenue circle, water from the Brahmaputra submerged cropland too.

Under Sonapur revenue Circle 120.60 hectares of crop area were affected while under Chandrapur revenue circle the total affected crop area was 450 hectares.

Lachit Ghat inundated: Meanwhile on Thursday, the river water inundated the Lachit Ghat at Machkhowa. The ghat was developed by the Public Works Department (Roads) last year on the occasion of the Indo-Japan Summit, which was later cancelled due to the massive protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

The Lachit Ghat, along with a replica of a model village of Assam developed by the tourism department under the supervision of eminent artist Nuruddin Ahmed, was developed by the State government by spending a huge amount of money.

The dilapidated condition of the ghat in the first wave of flood, proves the lack of farsightedness of State government officials. Similarly, the replica of a model Assamese village is languishing due to lack of care and now it is in a shambles.

The village replica used to showcase the lifestyle of the greater Assamese society. It included replicas of houses of Mising, Karbi, Tiwa, Bodo, Dimasa and Rabha communities along with a naamghar, gohali ghar, meji and other objects. The main objective of putting up the replica there was to showcase the unity among all communities of the State.

�Ahead of the proposed visit of Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, the State government had spent a huge amount of public money to develop the ghat. It was a great initiative and till the recent past, it had been a popular place for many city dwellers to spend the evening hours. But due to the lack of proper planning, now the first wave of the flood will damage all that has been constructed,� Kamal Das, a resident of the area said.

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