|Flood scene in Morigaon district remains grim |
MORIGAON, July 16 - The overall flood situation in Morigaon district continued to be grim as flood waters of Brahmaputra and its three tributaries, namely Kopili, Kolong and Kiling inundated more areas of the district affecting cropland and human habitation.
An official source said that around 5,96,000 people of 388 revenue villages of 4 revenue circles were affected in the district by the current wave of flood. All the PWD roads to the district headquarters from places like Lahorighat, Bhuragaon, Mayong have been submerged in different places disrupting surface communication in the district. The administration has distributed relief materials among the affected people opening 25 relief camps at Lahorighat and Bhuragaon. The standing crops of 60,000 hectares of land have been totally damaged.
According to the Ranger of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, the core areas of the sanctuary were completely under water forcing the wild animals including one-horned rhinos to go to nearby highlands. The Forest Protection Force resorted to 24 hours vigil in the sanctuary to curb poaching. However, scarcity of green grass and fodder have created an unprecedented situation for the rhinos in Pobitora.