River Bank Erosion Destroys 20 Houses In Farakka


Farakka: After Wednesday, a fresh river bank erosion on Friday has terminated another 20 houses of Hussainpur area of Farakka. Total 70 families have become homeless from Wednesday to Friday.

The river bank erosion is a regular issue of Murshidabad. Such engulfing calamity has turned many families bankrupted. Many families lost their last belongings in the river bank erosion.

The homelss families have taken shelter in local schools. Those who lives in the streches of Ganga are living life in fear. A woman, witnessing the erosion, said ‘I lost my last belongings in front of my eyes.”

On the other hand, villagers complained that administrative officials just visited the area in such situation. The residents of Farakkaa Hossainpore area expressed anger over their reluctant attitude towards the villagers. The biggest festival of the Bengal, Durga Puja is rund the corner and before the festival arrived people have become homeless.

On Wednesday, fifty families who are inhabitants of the Husaainpore area of Farakka in West Bengal have become homeless due to the continues river bank erosion along the Ganges in Malda and Murshidabad district. On Wednesday, since morning the erosion has again started in this area.

The river erosion issue has disrupted the dynamic equilibrium of the river and hindered the natural oscillation of the river within its meandering belt, which is about 10 km wide in Malda and Murshidabad districts. And during rainy season the situation in this region takes a drastic shape. Already the erosion has started in different places of the district.

Few days ago, erosion took place in Farakkaa Hossainpore area. The area is having dry patches of sand has appeared in stretches of river Ganga. From Wednesday morning the erosion started again. Already the area has lost hundred hectares of land.

About 45 to 50 households have eroded. If it is not controlled more houses will be eroded. The local residents are afraid of this. Homeless families were forced to take shelter in different schools in the area.