Panic In Assam’s Hailakandi: Around 50 families in Assam’s Hailakandi district are passing days in fear since the embankment of Katakhal river is seemingly on the verge of caving in owing to massive soil erosion.
Panic In Assam’s Hailakandi
It is noted that there has been massive soil erosion along the dyke of the Katakhal river in Matijuri, about 8 km from Hailakandi, over the past few days.
According to the locals, at least four houses and a road in the area were swallowed up by the river after around 200 m portion of the embankment caved in a few days ago.
The locals further alleged, ”The water resources department seems to be least bothered about the problems being faced by the people and is not taking any action. This neglectful attitude of the department is causing fear among people and it may result in a massive democratic movement if steps to repair the embankment and prevent soil erosion are not taken soon.”