DOOMDOOMA, March 20 - Heavy erosion of the Dangari river has brought a threat for the existence of the historic Mayamara Tipuk Simaluguri Bajrapur Satra situated at Kordoiguri area here. Already a large area of Satra land was eroded by the river and at present, only a stretch of land is left to reach the main building of the Satra.
The state Water Resource Department allotted a fund of Rs 5.71 crore to check the erosion and to protect the Satra. But with the help of a few dishonest officials of the Water Resource Department, the contractor had misused the fund, alleged the office-bearers of the management and development committee of the Satra.
Addressing a press conference on the Satra premises on Tuesday, the Deka Satradhikar of the Satra, Parikshit Mahanta, said that another fund of Rs 3.40 crore had been allocated by the State Disaster Management Department for Geo Bag Topping work in the 200-metre critical portion in the upper part of the embankment. But 50 per cent of work is yet to be completed.