BARPETA, Aug 25 - Though the overall flood situation in Barpeta district improved today, 150 villages still remain under water. Most of the rivers, including the Brahmaputra, are flowing above the danger mark till the filing of this report .
Though the water levels of Brahmaputra, Beki, Manah, Pahara and Kaldia remain above the danger mark, they are showing a receding trend. But Nakhanda and Mara Chaulkhowa rivers are still rising. According to official sources, five in Barpeta, 50 in Baghbar, 31 in Kalgachia, 27 in Sarthebari, six in Sarupeta and two villages in Bajali circle have been affected by the current wave of floods. Two relief camps have been established in Baghbar circle and 300 people have been sheltered there. They have been provided essential food items like rice, dal and salt. The district administration has been monitoring the situation round-the-clock .
Meanwhile, a team of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) led by the working president of Barpeta district committee Dandinath Barman visited flood-affected areas under Sarthebari revenue circle today. The team visited Rangia Nadir Pam, Pithadi, Kawaimari block, Era, Bamundi, Neularbhitha etc., and interacted with the local people there. Talking to this correspondent, Dandinath Barman alleged that thousands of people in Paka Mouza are still reeling under flood. He informed that more than 50 villages under Sarthebari revenue circle have been submerged in the current wave of floods. A substantial crop area has been washed away. But it is a matter of regret that no relief materials have been provided by the authority in the affected areas. He rued the role of public representatives like MLA and MP who can�t even spare a day to spend with the suffering people. He also informed that they will prepare detail information about the loss incurred and submit a memorandum to the government seeking compensation.