GOLAKGANJ, Sept 10 - There are some areas along the India-Bangladesh border in Dhubri district that are in a very bad shape because of heavy erosion by the Brahmaputra and Gangadhar rivers.
The Union Home Ministry sanctioned funds for the development of international borders through a scheme called Border Area Development Programme (BADP), but the Ministry seems to be least concerned about the state of affairs in Dhubri district.
In Dhubri area, erosion has taken place along the border with Bangladesh mainly in four gaon panchayats � Bhogdahar, Gashpara, Patamari and Binnachora. The border fencing and border outposts in these areas are now facing a serious threat.
The Dhubri MLA, Zahan Uddin, said that erosion in certain areas of the district along the India-Bangladesh border had been taking place for the last 15 years, but there had been no anti-erosion scheme sanctioned by both the Centre and the State Governments.
�Border fencing and many border outposts in these areas are facing a grave threat due to heavy erosion. This is also a threat to national security. It is high time that some schemes were sanctioned to face this challenge,� he said.