The C Times, 22 June 2017, Agartala: The Deputy Speaker of Tripura Legislative Assembly and a senior leader of CPIM on 22nd June visited the flood affected families of Murriyumnagar to assess the situation. As many as 80 families living by the side of Howrah river in Murriyumnagar were rendered homeless due to the recent flood in the state.
Till now the state govt. have not come forward to provide any kind of help to the affected families. The houses of the families are still under water because of the huge increase in water level of Howrah river due to the incessant rainfall for the past few days.
This rainfall has supposedly emerged from cyclonic storm Mora and has severely affected parts of Bangladesh, northeast India and north-west Myanmar. Tripura is facing a similar fate on the arrival of monsoon in the state as the first hailstorm killed a person and left as many as 17 people injured and rendered about 100 families in a southern part of Tripura. Sepahijala, Gomuti and South Tripura districts were found to be worst affected by the monsoon rain. Trees and electric poles were uprooted and more than a hundred houses were damaged in the storm according to the revenue officials. Several rivers in the areas including the Gomati, Khoai and Manu are flowing above the danger mark. The national highway has also been bearing the brunt for the past few days. Trees have been uprooted over many areas due to strong winds affecting the region. Similarly, heavy storm coupled with rain injured at least 17 persons and left many families homeless in various localities of Shantirbazar sub-division. Altogether 103 families were damaged badly in Manu Jamatia Para, Bhaveram Reang Para, Lalmira Para, Kalacherra and Chandranath Para. At least five persons were released from the hospital after preliminary treatment, the eight others were sent to Shantirbazar and Gomati district hospital respectively.
While a team of administrative officers visited different affected areas, the troops of Border Security Force (BSF) and Tripura State Rifles (TSR) along with local police were deployed in a rescue operation.
Charilam area under surjyamaninagar was hit by a torpedo the other day damaging several muds built houses and electric poles across the Agartala Bishalgarh road.
The Kashipur area (Agartala-Telaimura road) was submerged under knee level water on Monday due to rain. This has seriously affected the movements of daily commuters from Chandrapur to Teliamura.
The incessant shower has affected normal life in Agartala and the iinterstatevehicular movement.
The administration decided to provide Rs 5,000 to each of the affected families. Whereas on the other hand the Uttar Pradesh government decided to waive farm loans totalling Rs36,359 crore. This shows the mindset of the left govt.
In case of the 80 affected homeless families of Murriyumnagar the state govt. has not taken any decission so far in terms of providing aid. It seems the govt. is waiting for more families to join the list.