|Flood situation critical in Dhemaji district|
DHEMAJI, Sept 13 - The overall flood situation in Dhemaji district is still critical as the surging water has submerged new areas causing severe hardships for the people. Several hectares of standing crops have been submerged by flood water.
Sources from the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), Dhemaji informed that about 22,689 people of 118 villages spreading in Dhemaji, Gogamukh and Jonai revenue circles have been affected in the second wave of flood. According to sources, altogether 4,078 hectares of crops in the district have been destroyed.
Overflowing water of Siang, Lali and Brahamputra has inaundated human habitation of Kobuchapori, Moonmuni Chapori, Mesaki chapori and Mudoi Islands, while it has submerged vast rural areas at Bera chapori, Borong Sorainbari, Galighat and Kangkanchapori under Jonai circle.
Around 11,000 people of 81 villages are reeling under the second wave of flood. The sub-divisional administration has opened two relief camps and distributing food items and other relief materials. Thus, the administration has already distributed 153.18 quintals of rice, 29.37 quintals of dal, 8.81 quintals of salt, 9 packets of baby food and 300 pieces tarpaulin besides other materials among the flood-hit villagers.
In Dhemaji circle, surging water of Jiyadhal river has flooded human habitation at Joirampur and Lalukijaan area on its right bank. The administration today opened a relief camp at Dharmapur LP School providing accommodation of 357 inmates of two villages.
The administration has so far distributed 154. 25 quintal rice, 30 quintal dal, 9 quintal salt and 50 litre mustard oil among the flood-hit families under Dhemaji circle.
The flood water also ravaged 35 villages under Gogamukh circle , including Gorotali, Chutiyakari, Rotuwa, Betonihula, Berbhonga, Bhokotgaon, Bordoibaam-Bongali and adjoining villages.
The autumn rain, which has turned torrential on Sunday, has paralysed normal life in Dhemaji district and Siang valley of bordering Arunachal Pradesh.