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Flood affects West Karbi Anglong

Correspondent DIPHU SEP 26 | Publish Date: 9/26/2020 1:23:05 PM IST

The surplus water released from the five gates by 100 MW Karbi Langpi Hydro Electric Project Dam has submerged more than 24 villages under Rongkhang and Duar Amla locality of West Karbi Anglong. 

Ceaseless rain in the catchment of river Kopili and adjoining areas have submerged the valley areas on its either banks.   

 The release of water flooded hundreds of hectares of paddy fields, large numbers of houses and PWD roads were also under water.

The affected areas are Baithalangso town, Maisam gaon, Hongkram, Lingding, North Hongkram, Salana, Borbil and its contiguous areas. 

 Due to heavy rainfall for the past few days in Meghalaya and West Karbi Anglong, the Barapani river which originates from Meghalaya has caused severe deluge in large areas of Amri locality of West Karbi Anglong.

According to unconfirmed sources, around 200 hectare of agricultural land has been inundated by torrent in Umswai and its neighboring areas. Farmers, particularly of the Amri region, have suffered huge loss.

The villagers of the affected areas have demanded immediate repair of the breached embankments which prevents tributaries of Barpani River from flooding of the affected areas.

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