Dharmapur and Mpen village in Assam's Miao Circle crying for immediate Govt attention
Nanda Priya Bhante | 25 Jul 2016

Assam's Dharmapur area, which comprises of three villages with a population of 10260 (1789 families) under Miao Circle, faces drastic flood situation every year, but it is not noticed by the outside world as nothing is published in any media.

The villages which are surrounded by two mighty rivers, Noa Dihing and Buri Dihing had to counter the fury of both the rivers. The people estimated that nearly 40% of their lands were eroded completely by the both rivers ever since they have settled in 1964.

Due to the incessant rains in the last few days, just like many other parts of the State, Dharmapur villages are also submerged under water. And in the last two days, Buri Dihing River has opened a tributary marching towards the middle of the villages and joining the Noa-Dihing River at the other side. The new channel has eroded lots of paddy plantations in its way and several dwelling houses are on the verge of complete erosion.

On last Wednesday, students going to school in Newton village lost five bi-cycles when the Boat ferrying them met with an accident while crossing the Buri Dihing River. Since the villages have no Higher Secondary school, students either take admission in Miao town or in Newton village, which lies across the Buri Dihing.

M-pen village, which is also in Miao Circle, faces the same situation. The Village Headman of M-Pen has informed that they are not receiving even a slightest help from the administration.

"If the rains continue to pour at the same rate till Monday, M-pen Part I village, which consists of 250 families (600 population), will be totally washed away," informed the village headman while adding that they need to be rescued and provided relief materials.

He said that since morning the villagers are trying to call help from the administration but couldn't contact anyone. Circle Officer, Namrata Bhatt is out of station in Tinuskia and EAC Lui Siba had been recently transferred to Tezu.

"ADC's phone is not reachable and CO Lungphi phone is switched off," informed the villagers.

In Dumpani and Udaipur under Diyun Circle, there is no change in flood situation. In Udaipur village many villagers had to break their dwelling houses.