HAILAKANDI, June 19 - Members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today demanded adequate relief and rehabilitation for the flood victims in Hailakandi district.
After undertaking a tour of the affected areas, a BJP delegation led by Saikat Dutta Choudhury met the Deputy Commissioner and demanded release of relief material for the victims. Former MLA and Congress leader Rahul Roy alleged that the State Government has failed to tackle floods in the State and demanded immediate relief for the victims.
It may be mentioned that the water level in the Katakhal and Dhaleswari rivers is showing a decreasing trend since the last 24 hours in east and south Hailakandi. However, the District Disaster Management Authority is ready to face any untoward situation. The SDRF personnel have been asked to remain in standby mode in order to face any situation, informed Deputy Commissioner Krishna Govinda Bhuya.
He further informed that adequate water purifiers were distributed among the people of submerged areas and medical teams have also been sent to the difficult areas. However, some low-lying areas in the eastern part of the district are still submerged. Huge agricultural plots have also been inundated. Villages like Bakrihaor, North Narayanpur, Chiparsangan, Chandipur, Dolidahar, Kanchanpur, Ratanpur, Jitarmukh, Mohanpur, Konagram etc are still under water.
Plying of vehicular traffic has been banned along the Silchar-Hailakandi connecting Matijuri bridge via Dwarbond for an indefinite period by the PWD due to a major crack in the middle part of the bridge, besides increasing water level of Katakhal river. Many village roads in north Hailakandi are still submerged.
Meanwhile, a member of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) from Hailakandi district and member of Zilla Parishad, Mehnaj Sahid Choudhury on Saturday met Agriculture Minister Atul Bora and demanded release of seasonal compensation for the farmers of Hailakandi district.