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Floods hit over 45,000 in Morigaon

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MORIGAON, Sept 2 � More than 45 thousand people, mostly marginal farmers were badly hit by the five consecutive floods of the Brahmaputra in Bhuragaon and Mayong revenue circle of Morigaon district this year.

According to official sources, the bodo crop cultivation in Mayong revenue circle was completely devastated by the first wave of the Brahmaputra�s flood during the first week of May. More than 70 thousand hectares of standing bodo crops were completely destroyed pushing the marginal farmers into a deplorable state.

In Bhuragaon revenue circle, which is famous for vegetables and jute cultivation were severely damaged. Moreover the very existence of Bhuragaon has been threatened as the Brahmaputra�s erosion took a serious turn in Nathgaon. Meanwhile, thousands of families have been rendered homeless in Lahorighat, Bhuragaon, Mayong revenue circles as their homes and paddy fields have been submerged by the Brahmaputra.

Meanwhile, the Bhuragaon revenue circle has launched relief operation among the flood-affected people distributing rice, salt etc. The public health engineering (PHE) department also took steps for smooth supply of drinking water among the flood affected people.Atul Bora, Arun Kr Sarma and Prafulla Kumar Mahanta underlined the dangers the big dams would pose to the people of Dhemaji, Gogamukh, Lakhimpur, Dhakuakahana and Majuli etc.

Atul Bora blamed the Assam Government as well as the Central Government for not stopping the work on the big dams in Arunachal Pradesh. Terming big dams as �water bomb� they called upon the people to voice their protest against big dams for their survival.

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Floods hit over 45,000 in Morigaon

MORIGAON, Sept 2 � More than 45 thousand people, mostly marginal farmers were badly hit by the five consecutive floods of the Brahmaputra in Bhuragaon and Mayong revenue circle of Morigaon district this year.

According to official sources, the bodo crop cultivation in Mayong revenue circle was completely devastated by the first wave of the Brahmaputra�s flood during the first week of May. More than 70 thousand hectares of standing bodo crops were completely destroyed pushing the marginal farmers into a deplorable state.

In Bhuragaon revenue circle, which is famous for vegetables and jute cultivation were severely damaged. Moreover the very existence of Bhuragaon has been threatened as the Brahmaputra�s erosion took a serious turn in Nathgaon. Meanwhile, thousands of families have been rendered homeless in Lahorighat, Bhuragaon, Mayong revenue circles as their homes and paddy fields have been submerged by the Brahmaputra.

Meanwhile, the Bhuragaon revenue circle has launched relief operation among the flood-affected people distributing rice, salt etc. The public health engineering (PHE) department also took steps for smooth supply of drinking water among the flood affected people.Atul Bora, Arun Kr Sarma and Prafulla Kumar Mahanta underlined the dangers the big dams would pose to the people of Dhemaji, Gogamukh, Lakhimpur, Dhakuakahana and Majuli etc.

Atul Bora blamed the Assam Government as well as the Central Government for not stopping the work on the big dams in Arunachal Pradesh. Terming big dams as �water bomb� they called upon the people to voice their protest against big dams for their survival.

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