NAGAON, July 22 - The flood scene in Nagaon district remains critical and more than 166 villages under seven revenue circles have been reeling under flood water.
In Kampur as well as Raha and Nagaon Sadar revenue circles, the overflowing water of Kapili river has created panic among the people. As per report of the District Water Resource Department, both Brahmaputra and the Kapili river have been flowing above the danger level. The mighty Brahmaputra was flowing 43 centimetres above the danger level while the Kapili river was flowing 72 centimetres above the danger level.
Sources claimed here that the overflowing water of Kapili river has damaged the Madhapara-Ramanipathor embankment near Kampur Rajali area and also submerged the Kharupindha to Amdubi Road, Longjup to Jarani Road, Longjup to Colony Road, Longjup to Padumoni Road and Rajali to Ramanipathor Road.
On the other hand, some irresponsible people who are living near the Laokhuwa-Dhing main embankment of the Brahmaputra, have brought threat to the people of the greater areas as many of them are using the main embankment for making toilets by digging big holes on the embankment.
Moreover, these people are even using the embankment as a storage of thrash because of which rabbits and rodents have made thousands of holes throughout the main embankment. If the flood water starts to leak through those holes, no measure can protect the embankment from getting breached, a highly-placed source at the district Water Resources department said on Wednesday.
The source, however, claimed that the district administration has taken the matter seriously and will carry out an eviction drive on the embankment after the flood.
As per a report of District Disaster Management Authority, Nagaon, the overflowing water of Kapili river has submerged more than 58 villages under Kampur Revenue Circle, 48 villages under Raha Revenue Circle and more than 20 villages under Nagaon Sadar Revenue Circle. Similarly, the overflowing water of Brahmaputra has inundated more than 14 villages under Dhing Revenue Circle, 11 villages under Kaliabor Revenue Circle, 10 villages under Samaguri Revenue Circle and five villages under Rupahi Revenue Circle. During the current wave of flood, 12,2965 people have been affected while more than 16,316 hectares of crop land have been ravaged.