DHEMAJI, Aug 22 - Erosion caused by Lali river at Berachapori under Jonai revenue circle in Dhemaji has posed a serious threat to several villages in the district.
The Water Resources department had erected some RCC porcupines at Berachapori, Bera-Milon, Bera-Bihari, Tari Maj gaon and Kerker village portions of Lali river to control erosion, however, it failed to yield desired results.
A long portion of the dyke has been washed away causing severe hardships for the people. The erosion of Lali river has affected 30 families so far.
About 19 families of Tari-Majgaon and Bera Milan are presently taking shelter in a temporary relief camp at Bera Chaporti LP School, while 11 other families of Bera Bengali are living with the belongings on the river dyke.
Talking to this correspondent a group of affected families said that despite repeated pleas, both the Centre and the State Government have ignored the problems of the people. “Erosion and flood have crippled the rural economy of the district, but strangely enough, the authorities concerned have turned a blind eye,” they alleged.
The local villagers of Bera Chapori said that State’s Water Resources department and Mising Autonomous Council had erected some RCC spars on the river bed to overcome the problem, but in vain as these were not installed in a scientific way.
“The elected leaders including local MLA and councilor of Mising Autonomous Council have assured relief and rehabilitation measures for the erosion- affected families. We are now eagerly waiting for their help”, said the sufferers.