DIBRUGARH, Aug 30 - As the surging Brahmaputra continues to flow above the danger level here, the erosion and flood in the district is lately taking a devastating turn. Alarming erosion has been reported from Bogoritoli area in Rohmoria under Chabua revenue circle.
People from the erosion and flood-prone Bogoritoli area have been evacuated to safer places. Binod Kedia, the Chief Advisor of the Flood and Erosion Resistance Struggle Forum Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts has already alerted the district administration. Kedia said that several families in the area were being shifted to safer places. The Forum has urged the district administration, local MLA and the Executive Engineer of the Water Resource Department to initiate measures to protect the people from being washed away by the swelling Brahmaputra.
More than 50 villages and several hundred hectares of standing crops in the district have been flooded yet again. The highest number of villages and hectares of land have been affected in Chabua revenue circle. More than 10,000 people have been reportedly affected in the flood and erosion in Chabua area. In Dibrugarh (East) revenue circle, Panbari and Auckland tea estate have been experiencing the fury of the rising Brahmaputra. About 500 people have been displaced from Panbari and Auckland areas. In Dibrugarh (West) revenue circle too, floods have inundated agricultural land of the villagers.
The incessant rain in the region is also causing enormous havoc in the city here. The municipality and its adjoining areas, including roads have come under the water. The unprecedented artificial flood in the city is a testimony to the existing poor sewerage system. The drainage system has proved faulty and incompetence of the municipality and the district administration has come to the fore.
Doomdooma Correspondent adds: The incessant rain since Friday night affected normal life in Tinsukia district on Saturday. The low-lying areas of the district are flooded with rain water. In several places of Tinsukia and Doomdooma towns, rain water has created a flood-like situation, causing great problems for the pedestrians.
Majority of the people kept themselves indoors due to rain. The attendance of the students in the schools and colleges was thin.