DOOMDOOMA, June 21 - Unabated erosion by the Dibru and Dangari rivers and the Ananta Nallah since 1992 has in recent times threatened the existence of more than 20 villages of greater Kordoiguri area in Doomdooma circle, including the historic Mayamora Tipuk Simaluguri Bajrapur Satra.
A large portion of land belonging to the Satra has already been eroded. Moreover, other areas at Kerani, Goriyating, Dorjijan and several other villages were also eroded by the Ananta Nallah.
People of the locality have been demanding the Government to address this problem on a permanent basis. But the Government has not paid any heed to the pleadings. However, the Water Resource Department is on record to have sanctioned a grant of Rs 1.11 crore in 2010-2011 and Rs 4.60 crore in 2011-2012. But the locals alleged that the contractors and the departmental officers pocketed a lion's share of the grants.
To discuss this matter, a public meeting was held on Sunday at the Satra premises under the presidentship of Someswar Moran. The meeting adopted a number of resolutions and urged the Government to adopt scientific measures to solve the problem.
An organisation named Barekuri-Kordoiguri Baan-Gorakhohonia Pratirodh Sangram Mancha with Dhaurdhar Moran as president, Majid Moran as working president, Binod Chutia as general secretary and Bitupan Moran as publicity secretary was constituted in this regard.