File photo of flood in Majuli. Photo: Northeast Now

With the advent of monsoon, people across Assam are pulling up their socks to combat the impending floods.

For people of Majuli, it is more than worse as they gear up for the annual trauma of flood and erosion.

The flood affected people of Majuli district, which is Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal’s home constituency, have not received any compensation or assistance against the loses in the devastating flood of 2017 till date.

As per reports, around 22 thousand families were affected in the flood in 2017 in the island district and many hectares of crops were destroyed.

The paddy fields were filled with sand.

Around 95 families have been struggling to recover from the terrible situation caused by the flood last year.

It may be mentioned that a team led by Ministry of Home Affairs Joint Secretary V Shashank Shekhar visited the flood affected island district on July 27, 2017.

Central Water Commission chief engineer P M Scott and assistant director of Finance Department B K Mishra were also present during the visit to Majuli island.

The team during the visit assured full assistance to the flood affected people of the district. But now it seems that all the assurances made were just a gimmick.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Water Resource Minister Keshab Mahanta and BJP’s Lakhimpur MP Pradan Baruah also visited the district and assured to provide compensation.

File photo of erosion in Biswanath. Photo: Northeast Now

On the other hand, the continuous increase in river bank erosion in Biswanath posed a serious threat to the existence of Guptakashi Biswanath Ghat in Biswanath district along people residing along the river side villages.

The rapid increase in water level of the mighty Brahmaputra has created tension among the people in Biswanath district too.

Locals alleged that the concerned authorities did not give any importance to find out any solution to the matter.

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