NORTH LAKHIMPUR, July 24 � Incessant rainfall here and in neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh has swelled the rivers in Lakhimpur district, resulting in the inundation of a large area and the damage of road communication.
The floodwaters of the Gabhoru river have submerged 15 villages at Laluk under the Bihpuria Revenue Circle and breached a 500-metre portion of the Laluk-Tunijaan-Gabhoru PWD Road running to North Laluk. The Gabhoru river has also inundated large areas at Dhekiajuli-Christian Gaon, Torajuli, Gormur, Kongari Chuburi, Panika Gaon and Roman Chuk, affecting 200 families.
Many people in the affected villages are taking shelter at the Dhekiajuli-Christian LP School. In Nowboicha, the floodwaters of the Singra river have inundated ten villages under the Nowboicha Revenue Circle. The overflowing waters of the river submerged the Doolahaat Chariali-Kathalpukhuri PWD Road at two places. The Singra river has also breached its side dam on the western side at Borsola, thereby changing the course of the river. This has caused the inundation of several villages like No. 1 Borsola, No. 2 Borsola, Paandhowa, Borghola, Mohghuli, Gorsiga, etc., under the Ranganadi GP, destroying agricultural land and fisheries in the area.
The floodwaters of the Singra river have also submerged human settlements and agricultural land at Sogorpur and No. 289 Grant under the Phoolbari GP.
Incessant rainfall has also raised the water level of the Bokanadi river at Nowboicha, flooding many areas at No. 1 Sonapur, No. 2 Sonapur and Ranabari under the Nowboicha Revenue Circle.
At Na-Ali under the Telahi Mauza of the North Lakhimpur Revenue Circle, erosion caused by the Subansiri river has left seven families homeless as their houses and fields have been washed away.