|Erosion wreaks havoc in south Gohpur areas|
HALEM, Nov 7 – Continuous erosion by the Brahmaputra on the southern part of Gohpur constituency has become a major problem for the people living under Lohitmukh, Raonamukh, Pichola, Subansiri and Bartamuli gaon panchayats, in Pub-Chaiduar development block.
In the last five years, the Brahmaputra has eaten up villages like Bukbarchuk, Kaniachuk, Kutumgaon, Bhalukaguri, Barata, Gutung, Purana-Chapari, Kayoiati etc.
The 5 km bund covering Amguri Medhi Chuba to Charaibari has already been damaged. Homesteads of many inhabitants, including Chatkura Kutum, Gopikanta, Kanuram Kutum, Budhiram Pegu, Nimook Kutum, Bipul Kutum, Machua Kutum, Tularam Kutum are gone due to erosion. Some leading persons said that a boulder spur from Sadhuchapari, a border area between Sonitpur and Lakhimpur districts, may help stop the erosion. On the other hand, the E and D bund at Raonamukh-Charaibari need improvement and government should see to it. The people and some organisations alleged that although MMK, TMPK and AASU have sent memoranda to the government about the serious situation, nobody has paid any heed to it.
Poets’ meet: ‘Saradia Poets’ meet’, including an extended executive meet of Pancha Ratna Kabichakra of Barangabari was held recently at the residence of Khagen Goswami of Ghahigaon. It started with a Bargeet by Binu Mahanta, a student of Chaiduar College and it was followed by a strota presented by Bipin Rizal, a Sanskrit pandit of Kokrajhar Sanskrit Tol. Pradip Sarma, president, Sonitpur Zila Kabi Sanmilan, spoke as the chief guest and Suresh Chandra Barthakur explained the history and contributions of Pancha Ratna Kabi Chakra. Among others who read out poems were Khagen Goswami, Kripali Goswami, Renu Saikia Bara, Anupam Phookan, Kulumani Das, Bipin Bara, Deva Mahanta and Sibsankar Hazarika. The meeting condoled the death of Mani Goswami, ex-BDO, Chaiduar and ex-president of Suravi Sahitya Samaj, Barangabari and Uttam Barua. The meeting was presided over by Deva Mahanta.