SILAPATHAR, Aug 27 � The Dhemaji district committee of All Assam Students� Union (AASU) has demanded the State Government to take speedy action to restart classes in schools and colleges in flood-affected areas, to supply sufficient books to the affected students, introduction of health check-up and veterinary camps, necessary steps for rehabilitation of the flood-affected families, to declare Rs 5 lakh as compensation to next of kin of every deceased family and supply of sufficient food items to the relief camps and affected families.
Students of several villages in Dhemaji district are being temporarily deprieved of education due to flood and erosion of Gai river, Simen river, Jiadhal river etc. Several schools of Amguri GP and Sissiborgaon GP like Sissi Chariali Girls� HS, United Tribal HS, Amguri HS, Amguri LP, Bormukoli LP, Garumara Rahdala LP, Garumara Govt MV, Sissiborgaon Borchuk LP, Satulachuk LP, Tekaraguri LP, Takowbari LP, Chakramara LP, Sissi Chariali Girls� ME etc were severe affected in flood waters of Gai river.
Schools and colleges like Sissiborgaon College, Sissi Chariali HSS, Sissi Chariali MV School, Sissi Tiniali LP and Sissi Tiniali ME School have been used as relief camp for affected families. The books of students were washed away by flood waters. So the education scenario of the area is in poor shape at present. The district AASU has therefore appealed to the State Government to take speedy steps for restarting schools and distribution of necessary books to the students.
The Dhemaji district AASU also demanded the State Government to increase compensation to the victim upto Rs 5 lakh to next kin of every deceased family instead of Rs 1 lakh, or else the organisation threatened to take agitational path for the purpose.
Moreover, several hundred families of Sissi block, Murkongselek block (Jonai), Dhemaji block under Dhemaji district have been severely affected by floods and erosion of Gai river, Simen river,Jiadhal river, Brahmaputra and its tributaries. The rivers have rendered several hundred of people homeless. So the students� union has demanded speedy rehabilitation to the affected families, who have been compelled to take shelter in embankments, rooftops and trees.
As the flood affected families have been fearing shortage of food items in relief camps, so they are crying for Government attention pertaining to scarcity of food items and availability of pure drinking water, etc.
More than one lakh flood affected families of the district have been facing urgent need of proper medical facilities. So, the students� organisation has demanded speedy steps for health check-up in the flood-affected and riverine areas.