MIRZA, Aug 23 - Flood situation in south Kamrup has worsened today with the water level of the Brahmaputra river flowing above the danger level, creating panic among the people of over 20 villages in Palasbari, Hajo and Chhaygaon LACs in Kamrup district.
Sources said villages like Futuri, Bartari, Kondolpara under Bejortari gaon panchayat and Bardiagaon, Bardia NC, Bhatkhowadia, Kalapani, Pagladia, Hengratari, etc., under Saportari gaon panchayat under Palasbari Revenue Circle in Kamrup district have been inundated today, disrupting normal life.
Several families have meanwhile left their homes to a makeshift camp located at Kalartop village under Chhaygaon LAC. Sources said that erosion of the Brahmaputra river has affected around 12 families in Batahidia gaon panchayat in Chhaygaon LAC. The ME school at Maghuwa village is also on the verge of being eroded away by the Brahmaputra river.
Chhaygaon MLA Rekibuddin Ahmed has on Saturday visited some of the flood-affected villages of Asalpara gaon panchayat in the constituency and assured the affected people of all help.
Sources said that fresh char areas of several villages, including Borchar, Siyalmari, etc., under Hajo LAC in Kamrup district and villages such as Nepalibasti, Kurihamari, etc., under Barkshetry LAC in Nalbari district have also been inundated causing panic among the denizens.
Meanwhile, the flood of Kulsi river has shown a receding trend today, but the cropfields of several villages, including Roumari, Ziakur No. 1, Ziakur No. 2, Futuri, Bejortary, Kukurmara, Amtola, Panikhaiti, Satpokhali under Palasbari LAC are still under water. A vast tract of standing crop of the Palasbari Revenue Circle have been destroyed by the flood.
Circle Officer, Palasbari Revenue Circle, Pankaj Raj Chakraborty said that he was closely monitoring the development arising out of the flood in Palasbari LAC and he has already sent a team of officers from his office to the flood-affected villages to take stock of the situation.
Sources said the government has not launched any relief and rescue operation in the worst affected villages of Palasbari and Chhaygaon LACs so far.