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Villagers jump in to check erosion, flood

By Correspondent

BONGAIGAON, July 27 - Villagers in Chirang district had to work to check river erosion and protect their homes and hearths on Tuesday at Dangaigaon in Chirang district allegedly considering the inaction of the administration.

The floodwater of Aie river eroded a major portion of a road between Dangaigaon and Bengtol on Monday night posing threat to Birhangaon and the rear boundary of Bongaigaon Refinery.

This critical flood situation forced the local residents of Birhangaon, Dangaigaon and Deborgaon to check the erosion with traditional methods. The villagers cut big branches of tree, tied them with metal wires and left them in the river banks against water current.

Rwngwra Narzary, elected member of the BTC from Kajalgaon council seat, said that a fund of Rs 2.5 crore, allocated in the 2015-16 by the BTC administration to check erosion of Aie river, was not used properly, hence the people of the area have to suffer.

On the other hand, Paniram Brahma, former Speaker of the BTC, said the villagers had come out to check the erosion spontaneously considering the threat to their native place. BTC chief Hagrama Mahilary also ensured help to these villagers in this critical situation, Brahma added.

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