HAILAKANDI, April 4 - The normal life of the people of southern Hailakandi near Mizoram border has become �miserable� after devastating hailstorm and incessant rain. The power supply has totally disrupted in entire southern Hailakandi and the people are facing extreme difficulties due to this.
The supply of drinking water has also been stopped due to absence of power supply. The water supply system of Public Health Engineering Department in southern Hailakandi villages are virtually non-functioning, said a villager in Gharmurra area.
The Jhanlacherra road under Prime Minister Gramin Sadak Yojana has also been closed by the administration due to its pathetic condition triggering extreme difficulties for thousands of people of the area.
Meanwhile, one Gita Das (50) died due to lightning in Barbond Part-I village of Hailakandi district on Monday night. Police said that the body of the women has been sent to Hailakandi�s SK Roy Civil Hospital for post-mortem.
The district administration has asked all the officers of Education Department to make alternative arrangements for the evaluation of Gunoutsav as some of the schools in southern Hailakandi have been severely affected by hailstorm on Sunday and incessant rain for last one week.
The locals demanded the authorities concerned to provide adequate relief to them for repairing of their damaged houses. The Circle Officer of Lala, Madhumita Nath was also gheroed on Monday by the victims and demanded to provide immediate relief. She told them that the matter has been informed to the authorities concerned in Guwahati.
Flood in Barak Valley: All Assam Minority Students� Union (AAMSU) urged the State government to declare Barak Valley as flood-hit area. The chairman of the union, MM Abdul Latif Laskar and general secretary Maulana Zakir Hussain in a press statement here said that the people of entire Barak Valley face extreme situation due to the incessant rain and flood.
They said that the farmers are the worst sufferers due to repeated flood in Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi districts of Barak Valley. Expressing concern over this year�s early rain and its devastation in the villages of the Valley, they said that the �Boro paddy� has been damaged in large scale and the farmers shall have to pay for this. Besides paddy, vegetables and livestock are also affected due to rain and flash flood.
The AAMSU also submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister demanding adequate compensation to the affected farmers and declaration of Barak Valley as flood hit area. They said that they have already sent a letter to the Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Department to compensate the farmers for their animals and also provide fodder and vaccines in Barak Valley.
They said that some villages like North Narayanpur, Bakrihaor, Badirkuripar, Baiarpar, Atalirpar, Barnami, Katigora villages have been totally submerged and the farmers are in �no where� situation.