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Erosion posing grave threat to Moinbari area

By Correspondent

KALGACHIA, Oct 7 � The historic Moinbori-Hadirachaki area along the boundary of west Barpeta under Baghbar LAC, which witnessed the last battle between the Burmese and the Ahoms in 1822, is now on the verge of extinction. Devastating erosion caused by the Manas river has wiped out one village after another from the eastern and southern parts every year.

In the meantime, about 6,000 families belonging to 40 villages in the area have become homeless and are living in miserable conditions. On the other hand, the erosion caused by the river has posed threat to the existence of the remaining part of north Moinbori. During the last few weeks, about 20 houses and several educational institutions have been washed away by the river. The people living in the riverine areas are spending sleepless nights as the river has taken a more ravaging turn in the north Moinbori area.

The Paschim Moinbori bazar is situated only a hundred metres south from the river. Erosion also poses a serious threat to the Moinbori mini health centre, a higher secondary school, veterinary hospital, several LP schools, mosque, more than 200 business establishments as well as 300 families.

The PWD road via Paschim Moinbori connecting Tarakandi and Chatala is only 10 metres from the river. If the road is washed away, the communication among the three GPs, Jaypur, Sikatari and Chatala will be snapped.

Meanwhile, the aggrieved people have condemned the alleged inactive role of Dildar Rezza who has been representing the Baghbar LAC for long and the Barpeta DC. Though the DC made repeated commitments since last year that fruitful steps would be taken to control the erosion at Satra Moinbori and north Moinbori, yet nothing has been done so far.

It is alleged that local MLA Rezza, who was elected by these erosion-hit people, never came to see their plight, nor did he raise the issue on the floor of the Assembly. The people have urged the district administration and departments concerned to take immediate steps to control erosion in the area. Otherwise, west and north Moinbori will be completely wiped out.

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Erosion posing grave threat to Moinbari area

KALGACHIA, Oct 7 � The historic Moinbori-Hadirachaki area along the boundary of west Barpeta under Baghbar LAC, which witnessed the last battle between the Burmese and the Ahoms in 1822, is now on the verge of extinction. Devastating erosion caused by the Manas river has wiped out one village after another from the eastern and southern parts every year.

In the meantime, about 6,000 families belonging to 40 villages in the area have become homeless and are living in miserable conditions. On the other hand, the erosion caused by the river has posed threat to the existence of the remaining part of north Moinbori. During the last few weeks, about 20 houses and several educational institutions have been washed away by the river. The people living in the riverine areas are spending sleepless nights as the river has taken a more ravaging turn in the north Moinbori area.

The Paschim Moinbori bazar is situated only a hundred metres south from the river. Erosion also poses a serious threat to the Moinbori mini health centre, a higher secondary school, veterinary hospital, several LP schools, mosque, more than 200 business establishments as well as 300 families.

The PWD road via Paschim Moinbori connecting Tarakandi and Chatala is only 10 metres from the river. If the road is washed away, the communication among the three GPs, Jaypur, Sikatari and Chatala will be snapped.

Meanwhile, the aggrieved people have condemned the alleged inactive role of Dildar Rezza who has been representing the Baghbar LAC for long and the Barpeta DC. Though the DC made repeated commitments since last year that fruitful steps would be taken to control the erosion at Satra Moinbori and north Moinbori, yet nothing has been done so far.

It is alleged that local MLA Rezza, who was elected by these erosion-hit people, never came to see their plight, nor did he raise the issue on the floor of the Assembly. The people have urged the district administration and departments concerned to take immediate steps to control erosion in the area. Otherwise, west and north Moinbori will be completely wiped out.