The Assam Chronicle

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Flood havoc in Dibrugarh

Dibrugarh, 25th August 2014 - Due to incessant rain for last couple days flood have affected many areas in Dibrugarh. Lezai Kolakhowa, Auckland, Dehing Thane gaon, Barua Village and many areas of the District were affected due to flood. In Dibrugarh, the river is rising above the danger level. According to official report, 68 villages and 47,000 peoples were affected by flood so far.

The whole Dibrugarh was submerged due to incessant rain for last three days and some area are flooded because their was no outlet and most of the drain were clogged with garbage and polythines. In the Lezai Khalokhowa and Dehing Thane gaon most of the people have shifted toward the embankment because their houses were under water. In Dibrugarh, 9771 hectors of land and 5177 agriculture land were affected due to flood. The district administration has today distributed 298.70 quintals of rice, 54.56 quintals of pulses and 16.37 quintals were given to the flood affected people of people.

“Due to flood and erosion for the past few years on the Dihing river the village kolakhowa, chalkhowa , Barua village and Lezai Kolakhowa are facing the threat of being wiped out. Dulijan Tipling village had lost 500 bighas of land in the erosion till now. Every year due to erosion many agriculture land were eroded into the river,’’ said Jyanta Hazarika, a Villager of Dehing Thane. “We are in a miserable condition due to flood and erosion and every year flood creates a fear Psychosis amongst us, said Istak Ahmed, a resident of Dibrugarh Puja Ghat. However, some of the people have made chang-ghar and still living near the river posing threat to their lives. One of the resident alleged that nobody have come to us till now asking for food and medicines.

“In time of election all the political leaders and local MLA have come to us seeking for vote but now nobody have came to us,’’ alleged Siraj Khan, a local of the area.

Akahtar Reza Khan, a local of the Marwaripatty, Puja Ghat area was seen busy in providing food for the peoples who are affected due to flood. “Every area we provides food for the flood affected people and this time also we are providing food for the five hundred people,’’ said M.D. Azad, who was also seen providing food for the people. Siraj Khan, said that till now no help has come from the government side.

Some of the people have taken shelter in schools because their houses were under water. The District administration has geared up and giving help relief materials to the flood affected people.