JORHAT, July 24 � After the flood, the lower Majuli area has been badly affected by large scale erosion which left as many as 11 families homeless during the last few days. Almost half of the No 1 Padumoni Gaon, situated in Bhakat Chapori of Namoni Majuli was eroded away by the recent erosion there. Now the other two villages namely No 2 Padumoni Gaon and No 3 Padumoni Gaon have been facing large scale erosion by the river Brahamaputra.
The Pakimuri LP School, situated in the Padumoni area has already been engulfed by the river. The families of Robin Doley, Gagyeswar Doley, Lakhidhar Doley, Dibyajyoti Doley, Ajit Doley, Aput Doley, Lakhya Pegu, Chandan Doley, Lachit Doley, Manikumar Doley and Dwipen Doley have become homeless as their land and property have been eroded by the river.
The river has been posing threat to the other residents of the Padumoni area. The erosion is still going on near the Tikirai Chapori LP School there posing threat to the very existence of the school. More than 84 villages have been affected by the recent flood this year. After the flood, the Japanese encephalitis has broke out in the river island. One person already died in the disease in Majuli.