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  • No change in Jorhat flood situation, ferry services suspended to Majuli

    Published on July 10, 2019

    by Bijoy PTC

    Jorhat: No change with flood situation as heavy rain continues towards the higher altitude following which the river Brahmaputra flowinmg over danger mark as well as all its tributaries like Bhogdoi, Dikhow, Jhanji, Kakodunga, Puthi, Doyang flowing above danger level helping the Brahmaputra to flow above danger mark as new areas adjacent to the mighty river side is more or less submerged under water. The ferry services to and from Majuli Island district has been suspended since Wednesday morning due to heavy fog and wind, until further order by the both district administration from Majuli and Jorhat, said sources from the District Disaster management Authority here today.

    Sources further said that due to unpredictable weather condition and heavy underwater current in the mighty river Brahmaputra, the ferry services has been suspended both to and fro, while the three ghats in Neematighat is under water as over 20 to 25 ferries including the Ro-Ro ferry services has been kept abandon at Neematighat due to the weather condition. While the water level trend recorded at Neematighat by Central Water Commission (CWC) stated to be stable during the early hours while in the evening reading shows to be in increasing trend but its far from danger as compared to 2017 flood which washed off the 3.4 KM PWD stretch road that leads to Kamalabari Ghat in Neematighat, the gateway to Majuli in Jorhat.


    Moreover teams from State Health and Vetenary department has kicked off  at services in war footing at flood affected areas , distributing medicines and collecting blood samples from people from the affected areas so that no untoward emergency of their life as quite a number  of patients from Hatihaal, Meleng Chiga, Balichapori, are ferried in country boats to reach to the mobile camps at Neematighat as organized by National Health Mission (NH<M) that comprises doctor, nurses, Asha workers and technical team who distributed medicines and other medical requirements to the affected people , said Dr. Amit Saikia, Joint Director of Health Services here.


    District Administration started distributing relief materials like rice, dal, kerosene oil and salt to the flood affected people under Jorhat West Revenue Circle where a population of 6000 people affected after river Bhogdoi water entered into 20 villages and submerged several hundred acres of cultivating land from a breached portion which is yet to be repaired the Water Resource Department and no positive initiative has been taken by the Jorhat District Administration for which people over 5000 in number along with domesticated animals has to be in dyer state, as alleged by a team of flood affected people from Randhonijaan area here.