BARAMA, Aug 31 - Following heavy downpour since Sunday, the Morapagaldia river water has submerged fresh areas of human habitation and cropland in greater Tihu and Paschim Nambarbhag area under Tihu revenue circle. As many as 25 villages in Nalbari district were also inundated, disrupting normal life.
According to the reports, the river breached its embankment at north Uttar Bali village under Paschim Nambarbhag mouza and engulfed fresh land in low-lying areas. The flood waters swallowed a vast crop cultivation area causing great damage to newly grown-up paddy.
The overall flood situation in area is still grim. Thousands of farmers of Tihu and Paschim Namberbhag mouzas under Tihu revenue circle were the worst hit as the paddy cultivation at Sialmari, Ratanpur, Hatipara, Kaharpara, Uttar Bali, Bali, Haribhanga, Barpit, Pamoipara, Bhaira, Piplibari was totally submerged.
Many rural roads were still under flood waters, causing a great deal of in convenience to pedestrians. The Morapagaldia river is flowing above the danger mark. Shops and many schools were also badly affected because of excess water.
The fate of the Nalbari-Kaithalkuchi-Haribhanga PWD road is at stake as half of the road from Bali to Haribhanga has been flooded. The Haribhanga HS School and the Haribhanga State Dispensary are also under flood waters.
As the water level of most of the rivers is rising, the flood situation is likely to worsen in the days to come.
It may be mentioned that the Morapagaldia river has continuously inundated the area three times in the last few days. Sources said that the Government has still not launched any relief in the worst-affected villages in Tihu and Samata revenue circles.