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Flood-induced erosion poses threat to Oakland TE

By Staff Correspondent

DIBRUGARH, Sept 11 � Flood hit families in Oakland tea estates under Dibrugarh (East) Revenue Circle are now threatened by alarming erosion by Brahmaputra near its settlements. Flood waters of the surging Brahmaputra, which has spilled over to villages and tea gardens in the area has affected nearly 4000 people.

Seva Kendra, a local social organisation had evacuated about sixty families in Oakland tea estate and provided them with tarpaulins to erect tent houses for themselves. Several families were left marroned in the flood affected area since Wednesday. The affected people who have lost faith in the district administration have appealed to social organisations to rescue them. Teres Gowala, former ATTSA leader called on Seva Kendra again today to provide more help to the flood and erosion affected people.

The devastating flood has innundated people�s houses, their agricultural land and tea gardens in Panbari, Oakland, Kachuani and adjacent areas. No relief service has been provided by the administration so far. The flood also continues to cause havoc in Larua mouza under Borborooah develop-ment block and Dibrugarh (West) Revenue Circle. About eight thousand people in three panchayats �Lezai, Gorudhoria and Kalakhowa have been affected by the flood, originating from Sessa, Burhidehing and Brahmaputra rivers.

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