BISWANATH CHARIALI, July 4 - The erosion caused by Buroi river under Gohpur sub-division in Biswanath district has taken a serious turn today. Several hectares of crop areas have been affected by surging water. Considering the gravity of the situation various organizations have demanded speedy relief operations. However, adequate relief is yet to be provided by the district administration. The Buroi river has created a major havoc in the areas. Several villages, including Buroighat, Pachim Takoubari, Nanke Bihmari and Baligaon are the worst affected. Meanwhile, All Gorkha Students Union, Buroighat Unnayan Samiti and Buroighat Mahila Unnayan Samiti have demanded proper relief to the people. A team of AGSU members visited the affected areas today and took stock of the situation there.
The erosion has also posed a threat to a railway bridge near the National Highway 15 at Buroighat. It is feared that the railway bridge may be washed away at any moment by the surging water of the Buroi river. The people have now constructed bamboo porcupines to get rid of the erosion.