Erosion emerged as major threat to the existence of human habitation in western border of Tripura along River Gomati following insistent rain and flash flood in the district.
Many dwelling units have already damaged and hundreds acres of cultivated lands submerged. The state government has no action to manage the erosion, alleged villagers of Indranagar.
With all their belongings the evicted people blocked Sonamura-Agartala state highway erecting awning on road but get nothing but promise. An orphan Safik Mia and his five younger brothers used to have a home on the banks of the river Gomati at Durgapur village, which has now slipped into river.
More than a hundred houses have gone under water of the river Gomati from Melaghar to Sonamura recently. Villagers claimed that for a long period they had been demanding to take steps to save their dwelling land and cultivated fields from river erosion of Gomati but none came forward.
Department of Minor Irrigation and flood control dropped some sand block in some area of river bank few years ago but washed away in flood water. A mega plan of Rs 2,000 crore was taken for river bed management and to prevent the river erosion from Melaghar to Sonamura up to Indo-Bangla border, but nothing is implemented here till now, the villagers complained. UNI XC-BB AKM
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