MORIGAON, April 28 - The Brahmaputra�s erosion has taken a serious turn in Lahorighat revenue circle in Morigaon district during the last 72 hours rendering 100 families homeless besides wreaking devastation of cropland and human habitation.
The affected villages namely Kathoni and Palahguri are on the verge of extinction and will be completely submerged if erosion continues. More than 100 families who lost their dwelling houses were shifted to nearby high areas. Meanwhile two LP schools, one primary health centre, several naamghars and masjids were submerged into the mighty river following severe erosion in the last two years. Cropland measuring 5,000 hectares were devastated due to the erosion of the Brahmaputra in the area.
It may be mentioned here that Water Resource department could not take erosion protection measures in last three months in the area. Though the official source said that there is a fund in the department yet it could not spend the same owing to the promulgation of election code of conduct. The situation in Lahorighat revenue circle is alarming and if protection measures are not taken by now there is every possibility of catastrophe in forthcoming monsoon.
On the other hand, the other flood prone revenue circle of the district namely Bhuragaon is also facing the same kind of situation. Right from Baralimari to Mayong there is no flood protection measure till date. Floods may devastate cropland and human habitation in the near future as there is no dyke. Local people have demanded immediate flood protection measures in the area.