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Majuli pulse cultivation under flood water

By A Correspondent

MAJULI, Oct 13 - Lives of the people in Majuli have been severely affected by the flood and erosion by Brahmaputra and its tributary Luhit. After the three waves of terrible flood and erosion by Brahmaputra this year has reduced the total area of Majuli, now in the northern part of the river island, a flood by Luhit has created havoc among the peasants of this island. Areas like Manik Chapori, Borguri, Sial Chapori, Kharjanpar, Chitadar, Bukura, Borunachuk, Birinabari, Arjunguri, Chilakala, Chelek, No. 1 Borgonya, No. 2 Borgonya, Kakarikata, and many villages of Namoni Majuli, situated at the bank of the river, are greatly affected by the flood.

After the flood by Brahmaputra and the brutal attack of army worms that has already destroyed the paddy land of the peasants of this island, some of the farmers had shifted their interest from rice plantation to pulse plantation. But, as a result of three days of heavy raining, water level of Luhit has increased and almost 700 hectares of pulse plantation (matimah and mogumah) have been submerged by the flood water.

It may be mentioned here that the local peasants had to buy pulse seeds at a high rate in the market because the State Agricultural Department had not taken any initiative in this regard.

Altogether 1,200 hectares of pulse land has been submerged till now and more than 6,000 farmers have been suffering from it, sources in Majuli�s Agriculture Department said.

The water level of Luhit is consistently rising up to the time of filing this report and the river continues to submerge new areas.

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Majuli pulse cultivation under flood water

MAJULI, Oct 13 - Lives of the people in Majuli have been severely affected by the flood and erosion by Brahmaputra and its tributary Luhit. After the three waves of terrible flood and erosion by Brahmaputra this year has reduced the total area of Majuli, now in the northern part of the river island, a flood by Luhit has created havoc among the peasants of this island. Areas like Manik Chapori, Borguri, Sial Chapori, Kharjanpar, Chitadar, Bukura, Borunachuk, Birinabari, Arjunguri, Chilakala, Chelek, No. 1 Borgonya, No. 2 Borgonya, Kakarikata, and many villages of Namoni Majuli, situated at the bank of the river, are greatly affected by the flood.

After the flood by Brahmaputra and the brutal attack of army worms that has already destroyed the paddy land of the peasants of this island, some of the farmers had shifted their interest from rice plantation to pulse plantation. But, as a result of three days of heavy raining, water level of Luhit has increased and almost 700 hectares of pulse plantation (matimah and mogumah) have been submerged by the flood water.

It may be mentioned here that the local peasants had to buy pulse seeds at a high rate in the market because the State Agricultural Department had not taken any initiative in this regard.

Altogether 1,200 hectares of pulse land has been submerged till now and more than 6,000 farmers have been suffering from it, sources in Majuli�s Agriculture Department said.

The water level of Luhit is consistently rising up to the time of filing this report and the river continues to submerge new areas.