It’s been 5 days since the flood-affected people in the densely populated South Barpeta gathered here on the embankment of the mighty river Brahmaputra but they’re yet to get any sort of relief materials from the Government. In the recent flood, which is perhaps the deadliest of all the floods in the history of Assam, the Barpeta district of Lower Assam has been affected the most.
Thousands of people from the flood affected villages like Belortari, Barghol, Pazarbhanga, Garemari Pather, Garemari Habi, Garemari Gaon, Khapanbari, Rahampur, Chakabaushi are waiting for some help from Government. In addition to this lone list of villages, people from the neighbouring villages like Palhazi, Damaljar, Mailkuchi, Bhogerpar, Dakreshwar, Suha, Sila, Omura, Patbaushi, Majargaon, Kahibari, Jadavpur etc. have received no relief materials as of Wednesday, 22nd June. In fact every year the people residing on either side of the embankment, which have been hosting thousands of the people who lose their homes and croplands to the soil erosion in the river Brahmaputra throughout the year have been neglected by the Government this time as well.
Neither any Non Governmental Organization (NGO) nor any Government aid has been received till 22nd of June. Even the local representatives, the Member of Assam Legislative Assembly, Member of Parliament have failed to reach out to the people who have been struggling to cope with the situation.
Lutfor Rahman (65), whose family has been residing on the embankment since the last 5 days have expressed his disappointment over the negligence of the local representatives as well as the district administration. He says they’ve been overlooked as if they’re not the citizens of this country. They had expectations from the media organisations as well who could have at least highlighted the negligence but none of the media organisations nor any media personality have reached out to them to show some coverage.
Saddam Hussain (26), a pharmacist from Belortari told that they’re living in a very hazardous condition which can be dangerous if not taken seriously. He also told that there haven’t been any medical team to visit the large area in this time of deadliest flood. He urged the district administration to send a medical team to these areas at soon as possible before it becomes worse.