• 14/04/2006

Drowned Arney Mising, Arney Hazong, and Angonibari are among the over forty villages in Assam's Dhemaji district that have dropped off the map. The ravaging waters of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries have consumed them. Several hundred other villages in this flood-prone district are threatened with a similar misfortune. The woes of Dhemaji are two-fold. For one, floodwaters have engulfed the fertile farm fields leaving villagers homeless and poor. Secondly, large chunks of lands are gradually eroding away.

Dhemaji is at the epicentre of floods primarily because of two reasons. One because it's located in the

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