Dibrugarh, Mar 5: The people of Dibrugarh town are alarmed following heavy erosion by the river Brahmaputra in Kolia ghat area since Saturday evening.
Within a few hours huge swath of land mass were washed away in the river.
The DTP dyke is just less than 10 meters away from the erosion area. Massive erosion has affected huge land mass behind Dibrugarh Gurudwara area from Saturday.
Meanwhile, Dibrugarh district administration has been taking all precautionary measures to control the massive erosion.
“The erosion has been started heavily since Saturday. Within a few hours, huge swaths of land were washed away into the river. The erosion has been posing a serious threat to the DTP dyke, which is just few meters away from the river Brahmaputra,” said a resident of Dibrugarh.
He said, “After the 1950, earthquake the river course of Brahmaputra has been changed and the river comes closure to the Dibrugarh Town. Earlier, the river was far away from Dibrugarh town,”.
Talking to The Sentinel, Dibrugarh Deputy Commissioner Biswajit Pegu said, “We have used Geo bags, mega bags, type c bags and Porcupine technology to control the erosion. Due to the change in river course, the erosion has started in the area. In the middle of the river, a char area has created and as a result the river current hitting the particular area,”.
The Dibrugarh Town has been facing the threat of soil erosion for last several decades but still no permanent solution has been come out.
According to experts, the river course of Brahmaputra has been changed suddenly is one of the reason of the massive erosion.
“The Water Resource Department which was carrying out the anti-erosion measures has failed to control the erosion from Brahmaputra river. They failed to understand the character of river Brahmaputra. They should take the help of some experts who knows the river well. Every year, due to erosion huge hectares of land mass were washed into the river and people becomes homeless,” said Abhijit Roy, a resident of Dibrugarh.
He said, “We want permanent solution from erosion. If the erosion has been continues then one day the Dibrugarh town will be wiped out. Scientific permanent solution is need to combat the marauding erosion from river Brahmaputra,”.
Dibrugarh MLA Prasanta Phukan said, “Geo bags and mega bags technology were used to control the erosion. From Saturday, the massive erosion has been started in this area. We will take all precautionary measures to control the erosion,”.
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