TEZPUR, July 24 - Floodwaters of the tributaries of River Brahmaputra, including Jiabharali, Gabharu, Belsiri and Panchnoi, have submerged many areas of Sonitpur district. According to information available, the Jiabharali river has flooded Bhumuraguri, Kacharipam and Rajgar villages and as a result, all the paddy fields have been submerged. Moreover, due to the gradual rise of the water level of the Jiabharali, the people of other villages like Bihiagaon and Tengabasti are in a state of panic as hundreds of hectares of agricultural fields have been inundated.
Besides the flood, the people of these villages under the Bhumuraguri and Rajgar panchayats have been facing the problem of severe erosion caused by the Brahmaputra and Jiabharali rivers, due to which they have been forced to shift to safer places.
The flood has also affected horticultural fields, leading to a hike in the prices of vegetables in the local markets. According to the Water Resources Department here, the Dipota river has also caused serious flood and erosion problems in many areas.
Moreover, the Panchnoi, Belsiri and Gabharau rivers are also in a spate.