JORHAT, Oct 2 – With the existence of the Bor Elengi Satra, the last remaining Satra at Namoni Majuli within Jorhat district being threatened by unabated flood-induced erosion over the years, the Vaishnavite monastic institution has been temporarily shifted to Shyampuria within the river island.
The Brahamaputra has gulped down huge chunks of land since several years now, thus devouring one village after another. Three-fourth of the Satra land too had been eroded, which compelled the people to shift to another place. As many as 15 families of the nearby Malual Kalita Gaon too had to shift to the yard of a veterinary hospital at Shyampuria. The properties of the Satra too have been sheltered at the same place under a temporary shed. The wrath of angry river made the people to live under open sky.
The members of All Assam Students’ Union of the Namoni Majuli unit were offering their helping hand to the unfortunate people who lost their land three days ago. The activists of the students’ organisation have been collecting donation the little they can to help those people in their hard times.
When contacted, Babul Kalita, general secretary of Majuli subdivisional unit of AASU and adviser of the Namoni Majuli AASU unit told this correspondent that most of the people living here were below poverty line. Most of them are daily wage earners.
In such a situation it is also alleged that no officials from the administration have visited the eroded area till the filing of this report. Local people also alleged that the Government has turned a blind eye to their woes who have been constantly fighting against the oddities of nature.