BONGAIGAON, July 20: Sunny weather for past couple of days came in as a blessing as the flood waters were reported to be receding thus catering to bring back a control over the havoc created by floods. The flood affected villages of Srijangram are now gradually recovering from its condition of lying under water and most of the places in the district are now slowly attaining an improved condition.
Bijni Revenue Circle is one among the flood affected places in the district that has adapted an early complete recovery from flood water, however, erosion has not abandoned the Revenue Circle yet. As per reports on Saturday, the number of erosion affected families has mounted to 125 in Bijni. Bongaigaon District Administration provided immediate financial assistance to 110 families who have lost their houses and belongings due to erosion. A sum of INR 3800 to each of the 110 families has been provided as per the Assam Disaster Management Manual and as per the instructions from the Government of Assam.
As the water level has receded in most of the flood affected areas of the district, assessment of loss and damage of embankments, roads, bridges, and other infrastructures is going on in full swing. DC Adil Khan visited the flood affected embankment of river Aie that falls in Bhandara GP on Saturday and directed concerned engineers of PWD and Water Resource departments to initiate immediate measures for temporary restoration and protection. Besides, he also monitored the damage affected part that comes under the Railway Bridge lying over river Aie. DC Khan directed all line departments to complete the infrastructure damage assessment report immediately in order to initiate the further necessary process of restoration as soon as possible.