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Erosion poses threat to existence of Moinbori

By Correspondent

KALGACHIA, June 10 � With the advent of the monsoons, the water level of the Beki and Brahmaputra rivers increases profusely in the Moinbori area under the Baghbar LAC in Barpeta district. The spate in the two rivers has posed a great challenge to the riverine people of the area, creating the havoc of erosion once more.

The situation has turned precarious due to the merger of the Beki and Brahmaputra at Sonabari, one km from Satra Moinbori in the upper part. For the last few days, devastating erosion has created havoc in the area from Sonabari on the north bank up to the Moinbori bazar.

More than 20 bighas of green crop land growing Ahu and jute have been wiped out by the rivers during the last few days. The helpless farmers were seen cutting their raw crops to be used as food for cattle. The erosion has posed threat to another 100 bighas of land. Under such circumstances, the Sonabari High ME School, LP School and houses, land and property of above 20 families may be washed away in the erosion.

Besides, erosion at Sonabari has struck the lower Moinbori bazar. The weekly Moinbori bazar that sat last year was wiped out before the advent of summer.

It needs mention here that under the havoc of erosion caused by the two rivers last year the Moinbori bazar, police outpost, several educational and business institutions, temples and mosques and a part of the pucca road were washed away. The PHC is now standing on a clod of earth which may fall into the water at anytime.

It is notable that though the district administration last year spent Rs 20 lakh under the NREGA scheme for installing RCC porcupines to protect the last remnant of the historic Moinbori, it proved futile after being washed away by the water. Now the river has entered hundred metres deep from the porcupines.

The local people alleged that due to misappriation of the lion�s share of the funds, the scheme had gone in vain. On the other hand, the Moinbori police outpost is now running in the building of the Moinbori PHC for which people are suffering.

At present, the erosion of the two rivers has turned so devastating that the PHC building, Samabai Samiti house and houses and property of above 50 families may soon be washed away, it steps are not taken to control erosion in the area.

All sections of people have urged the new Government and newly-elected MLA, Sherman Ali to take adequate steps to check erosion for protecting the dwindling existence of the Monomoti-famed historic Moinbori.

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Erosion poses threat to existence of Moinbori

KALGACHIA, June 10 � With the advent of the monsoons, the water level of the Beki and Brahmaputra rivers increases profusely in the Moinbori area under the Baghbar LAC in Barpeta district. The spate in the two rivers has posed a great challenge to the riverine people of the area, creating the havoc of erosion once more.

The situation has turned precarious due to the merger of the Beki and Brahmaputra at Sonabari, one km from Satra Moinbori in the upper part. For the last few days, devastating erosion has created havoc in the area from Sonabari on the north bank up to the Moinbori bazar.

More than 20 bighas of green crop land growing Ahu and jute have been wiped out by the rivers during the last few days. The helpless farmers were seen cutting their raw crops to be used as food for cattle. The erosion has posed threat to another 100 bighas of land. Under such circumstances, the Sonabari High ME School, LP School and houses, land and property of above 20 families may be washed away in the erosion.

Besides, erosion at Sonabari has struck the lower Moinbori bazar. The weekly Moinbori bazar that sat last year was wiped out before the advent of summer.

It needs mention here that under the havoc of erosion caused by the two rivers last year the Moinbori bazar, police outpost, several educational and business institutions, temples and mosques and a part of the pucca road were washed away. The PHC is now standing on a clod of earth which may fall into the water at anytime.

It is notable that though the district administration last year spent Rs 20 lakh under the NREGA scheme for installing RCC porcupines to protect the last remnant of the historic Moinbori, it proved futile after being washed away by the water. Now the river has entered hundred metres deep from the porcupines.

The local people alleged that due to misappriation of the lion�s share of the funds, the scheme had gone in vain. On the other hand, the Moinbori police outpost is now running in the building of the Moinbori PHC for which people are suffering.

At present, the erosion of the two rivers has turned so devastating that the PHC building, Samabai Samiti house and houses and property of above 50 families may soon be washed away, it steps are not taken to control erosion in the area.

All sections of people have urged the new Government and newly-elected MLA, Sherman Ali to take adequate steps to check erosion for protecting the dwindling existence of the Monomoti-famed historic Moinbori.