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Stir threat over Dibrugarh erosion
Staff correspondent
 DIBRUGARH, June 29 – The Rohmoria Erosion Resistance Struggle Forum which has been spearheading the mass movement to protect erosion ravaged Rohmoria has alleged that the anti-erosion measures taken up in Rohmoria and other erosion affected areas has failed in its objective to stem erosion.

At a press meet held at the Dibrugarh Press Club on Tuesday, the Forum stated that fresh erosion triggered by the river Brahmaputra in the last 24 hours has eroded 10 dwelling houses in Gorpara area. They further claimed that the recent anti-erosion measures taken up in Naghaghuli area has been a dismal failure as almost 80 per cent of the 1634 RCC dampeners were washed away by the river current within hours of being placed along the river bank. The Forum also alleged that nearly 1200 such porcupines were rejected owing to inferior quality.

The Forum while urging the Water Resources Minister of the State to visit the erosion affected areas, also demanded a white paper on the amount spent on anti-erosion works in the erosion-affected areas of Rohmoria, Nagaghuli and Mohanaghat in the recent months. The Forum also threatened to launch a series of road blockade programme in Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Chabua and Hathighuli , Dhola area if their demands were not met.

Meanwhile, the signature campaign launched by All Dibrugarh District Students’ Association (ADDSU) in the district against the failure of the government to initiate corrective measures has drawn massive participation from the citizens. Street meetings, which is the second programme of the students’ body will be organised at various locations from July 1 to July 4.

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