KALAIGAON, Aug 5 - Disappointed with the State government�s inaction, thousands of villagers from Khas Ranthali, Dakhin Bokrajhar, Uttar Bokrajhar, Chengapathar, Gariapara, Pariapara under Kalaigaon Revenue Circle have repaired the breached embankments here with their own expenses.
It may be recalled that Noa and Kulsi rivers breached embankments at various places causing severe hardship for the common man. Finding no support from the authorities concerned despite repeated pleas, the villagers repaired the breached dykes after rendering service nearly eight days.
Golap Deka, president and Dharma Kanta Deka, general secretary of the Kulsi Embankment Repair Committee, respectively said that several people donated bamboos and sacks through which embankments were repaired. �This is a makeshift arrangement. We need a permanent solution to the problem as several hectares of standing crops were damaged by the consecutive floods,� they unequivocally said. The villagers also criticised the concerned department for its alleged failure in taking timely action.