Amar Ujala Network, Deoria. Published by: vivek shukla Updated Fri June 18, 2021 6:37 PM IST
The population of Doaba and Cachar are in a panic because of the flooding in the Rapti and Gorra rivers in Deoria. The Gorra River is moving rapidly towards the danger mark as the water level has risen four meters in three days. This could damage the anti-earth pilot project, which started at a cost of Rs.1,224 billion. On the other hand, the flood crisis in Rudrapur has worsened after news of the release of four lakh cusec waters from Nepal. Fifty-two villages of Doaba, located between the Rapti and Gorra rivers, are in danger of being flooded. In the coastal villages, people cannot sleep. The irrigation department officials are fighting to save the dam as the harvest has begun.
Monsoon rains damage pilot erosion control projects in Pandeymajha Rajdhar, Sitlamajha and Sylheta. Here the Gorra River was cut on both sides of the erosion control work at Sarmohana. That put the project in jeopardy. The Gorra River is also rapidly eroding near Karanpur and Sylheta. Project work was stalled for three days because of the rise in the river’s water level.