MORIGAON, June 24 - Unabated river bank erosion by the swirling waters of the mighty Brahmaputra in three places under Lahorighat and Bhuragaon revenue circles in Morigaon district took a grim turn today after rendering 80 families homeless in Mikirgaon and Dhighali villages.
According to official sources, river bank erosion has even threatened the rock spur at Mikirgaon, thereby causing concern among the concerned villagers. The fury of erosion at Lahorighat and Bhuragaon has obviously compelled the local farmers to stop all farming activities in the areas.
Meanwhile, standing crop covering several thousand hectares were submerged by flood waters of the Brahmaputra. At Kathoni village, a school, naamghar and PHC were also inundated.
Though the Water Resource Department intensified erosion protection work in the area, yet several dwelling houses were submerged.
The Water Resource Department has lately released an amount of Rs 6 crore for the flood and erosion protection work in Morigaon district, but as the monsoon has already arrived, it will obviously be difficult to implement the project work properly at a time when the Brahmaputra is in spate.