GAURIPUR, Jan 20 � A 15-member erosion protection committee was formed recently at a public meeting attended by more than 5000 erosion-affected people of Gangadhar river. The meeting was held at the Jalomohan Vidyapith, Golakganj.
Nirpendra Nath Ray, Niranjan Saha and Ismailuddin Sk were chosen as president, working president and secretary respectively of the committee.
It may be mentioned here that the turbulent Gangadhar river has devastated vast areas of North Tokrerchara, Kanuri and Golakganj and hundreds of people have lost their belongings and have been rendered totally homeless. Nearly one-third of the town area of Golakganj has already been eroded causing great concern among the residents.
The river has taken a �U� turn from the Chilarai bridge on the National Highway 31 to South Tokrerchara posing immense threat to the newly- constructed railway line and some educational institutions of Golakganj town besides a large number of dwelling houses.
The local MLA Abu Taher Bepari visited the erosion affected areas recently and told the affected people that Rs 12.75 crore has been sanctioned for the protection from erosion and protective measures are being taken up at the earliest.