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Govt to observe Kati Bihu in flood-ravaged Darrang

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MANGALDAI, Oct 16 - Along with rest of the State, the farmer families of Darrang district are going to observe the �Kati Bihu� on Saturday evening by lighting of traditional lamps on paddy fields praying for a good harvest. This Kati Bihu observation in the flood-ravaged district will be a special one as for the first time government is publicly organising the festival in which Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is stated to participate as the chief guest.

According to an official report, the festival is scheduled to be observed ceremonially at Mangaldai Bamunpara paddy field on Saturday afternoon. The district administration is thus preparing to illuminate the area with 1000 earthen lamps by equal number of women in traditional Assamese attire. Just when the government will be observing the festival in a grand manner amid the ongoing Covid pandemic, a large number of farm families in many flood-hit areas of the district will have to pass the day in a dismal manner in front of their barren farm fields.

It is worth mentioning here that the recent waves of floods in the district have damaged altogether 36,153 hectare area of farm land with variety of crops including sali seedlings, sali transplanted, maize, jute and vegetables belonging to 42,324 farmer families of 388 villages as a whole under three agri subdivisions of District Agriculture Department.

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Govt to observe Kati Bihu in flood-ravaged Darrang

MANGALDAI, Oct 16 - Along with rest of the State, the farmer families of Darrang district are going to observe the �Kati Bihu� on Saturday evening by lighting of traditional lamps on paddy fields praying for a good harvest. This Kati Bihu observation in the flood-ravaged district will be a special one as for the first time government is publicly organising the festival in which Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is stated to participate as the chief guest.

According to an official report, the festival is scheduled to be observed ceremonially at Mangaldai Bamunpara paddy field on Saturday afternoon. The district administration is thus preparing to illuminate the area with 1000 earthen lamps by equal number of women in traditional Assamese attire. Just when the government will be observing the festival in a grand manner amid the ongoing Covid pandemic, a large number of farm families in many flood-hit areas of the district will have to pass the day in a dismal manner in front of their barren farm fields.

It is worth mentioning here that the recent waves of floods in the district have damaged altogether 36,153 hectare area of farm land with variety of crops including sali seedlings, sali transplanted, maize, jute and vegetables belonging to 42,324 farmer families of 388 villages as a whole under three agri subdivisions of District Agriculture Department.

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