MIRZA, July 14 - With the water level of the Brahmaputra rising 32 cms above the danger level at Palasbari, Goroimari, Chamaria, Boko and Hajo Revenue Circles in Kamrup district, over 40,000 families in over 50 villages have been badly affected.
Sources said that several villages, namely Bardia, Bhatkhowadia, Hengratari, Baniapara, Biturtari, Pagladia, Kalardia etc under Palasbari Revenue Circle in Kamrup district have been completely submerged and several hundred families have taken shelter in relief camps.
Sources said that over 10 villages, including Balagaon No. 1, Balagaon No. 2, Batahidia, Saralpara, Maghuwa, Bhakuwamari, Khetrapara, Nayapara etc villages under Goroimari Revenue Circle in Kamrup district have been completely submerged today by flood waters of the Brahmaputra.
In Hajo LAC too, a large number of villages, including Panditorpam, Gaoburapam etc have been completely submerged by surging waters of the Brahmaputra.
�Relief and rescue operations by the Government agencies concerned has not been launched so far in most of the flood- affected villages of Kamrup district. We demand the Government to distribute relief material and provide at least one boat in each affected village under Kamrup district for launching rescue operations. Further, it is necessary to provide fodder to the affected livestock too,� said Abul Ali of Bhatkhowadia village in Palasbari LAC.
Flood waters of the Brahmaputra has also completely submerged several villages, namely Kuriahamari, Bhaganmari, Naobajchar, Laopara etc under Barkhetri Revenue Circle in Nalbari district while several villages, namely Bhelengimari (Kasumari NC), Chandanpur, Changbandha, Mohsora etc., under Chenga LAC in Barpeta district have also been submerged, thus causing panic among the affected people.
Several other villages under Boko LAC in Kamrup district, including Panikhaiti, Arikati, Lutoridiya, Luturadiaya NC, Kamalapur etc., have also been inundated and several livestock lost to the deluge.
Flash flood by waters of the Jaljali river has wreaked havoc in vast areas of Mandira NC, Malibari, Jamlai, Pijupara, Nagarbera (partly) villages under Boko LAC in Kamrup district. The Hekera-Nagarnera PWD road under Boko LAC has been submerged at Jamlai village, thereby disrupting surface communication.
In the meantime, the condition of floods induced by the Kulsi and Batha rivers improved today although many places of Kukurmara, No. 1 Balasidhi, Pantan, Kalardia, Patarighat, Bhatipara, Baranti, Tokoradia etc., under Chhaygaon Revenue Circle are still reeling under flood waters.
The situation arising out of Kulsi river Tezpur, Amtola, No. 1 Jiakur, No. 2 Jiakur, Kandulimari, Panikhaiti, Mallatari, Roumari, Futuri, Bejortari etc villages under Palasbari Revenue Circle in Kamrup district has also partly improved.
Vast tracts of standing crops were damaged and hundreds of ponds inundated in these villages, following which all the captive fish managed to escape. Flood waters of Puthimari breached an embankment at Koiserbori, Sonapur and Athgaon area under Hajo LAC in Kamrup district on July 12 and flood waters rushing through the breached portions inundated several villages, including Athgaon, Okhura, Ketekibari, Japia, Bhaillabari, Bagta, Manakuchi etc., under Hajo Revenue Circle, causing panic among the affected people. Over 50 families shifted their belongings to the embankment at Koiserbori and Monakuchi villages under Hajo LAC in Kamrup district.
The Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup district Kamal Kumar Baishya and MLA of Hajo LAC Suman Haripriya visited some of the flood-affected areas in Hajo LAC, including the breached portion of the embankment at Sonapur (Boromboi) area on July 12 and directed the concerned officials to deal with any eventuality arising out of the situation.
The MP of Guwahati Lok Sabha constituency Queen Ojah too visited some of the affected areas in Hajo area on July 13 and assured all possible assistance to the needy people.