SILAPATHAR, Sept 19 � The Simen river has posed threat to the riverine villagers of Simenchapari, Somkong, Dimow, Muktiyar and Simenmukh gaon panchayats.
The river has eroded several hectares of land of more than 50 villages. Several villages like Rongpuria, Atakpur, Dadora, Somkong, Sunapur, Rabhagaon, Lamajan, Bilpar, Kazirangagaon, Sewali gaon of Somkong Simen GP are facing large-scale erosion by Simen river. Several hectares of cultivable land, garden, Sumoni garden have been eroded.
Around 100 families of the area are taking shelter in the field of Rongpuria LP School. Several organisations of the area are demanding rehabilation of people and measures to control the erosion being caused by river. The authorities are allegedly not taking suitable measures to control the menace. The affected families of the area are crying for shelter and food.
It may be mentioned here that, around Rs 88.58 lakh had been sanctioned for the purpose but due to misuse of funds, the riverine villagers are not getting any benefit. Moreover, the public alleged that the elected MP and the MLA have no time to visit the area where the voters are badly hit by erosion and flood.