Assam Floods: Hatimurah Dyke Facing Threat Of Wild Elephants

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Guwahati, July 14, 2019

The situation in Assam continues to remain grim as floods in the state as over 14 lakh people were affected by the deluge across 25 districts of the state. The impact of an increase in the water level of the Brahmaputra river was also seen in Nagaon district in Assam.

However, apart from flash floods, wild elephants are also posing a threat in Kaliabor sub-division. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Kalibor sub-division has written to Divisional Forest Officer, Bokakhat, Nagaon in this regard.

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Additional Deputy Commissioner of Kalibor sub-division has mentioned in the letter that herds of wild elephants are using the Hatimurah dyke for their movement in the Hatimurah area. This movement is causing damage to the dyke which is in a vulnerable position these days due to rising flood water level.

The movement of elephants is also endangering the lives of water resource personnel deployed on the dyke for its constant watch and protection, the letter mentioned.

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Kalibor sub-division has appealed the forest department to take immediate necessary action for diverting the route of the elephants away from the dyke for its protection as well as safety of the water resource personnel.