Jorhat, Assam: Unabated erosion in Majuli, the world’s largest river island, has washed away the land and properties of 64 families rendering them homeless.
During the last one week heavy erosion at Bonoria Chapori area, located in the northern side of the island, hit the families who have been shifted.
Assam Water Resources minister Rajib Lochan Pegu, who represents Majuli in the state assembly, has assured the affected families that they would be provided with land soon.
Bonoria Chapori area has been plagued by flood and erosion for over 35 years and the problem aggravated since 2000. Locals alleged that no anti-erosion measures have been taken by the concerned departments.
Earlier, 75 families of Halmora village in the island were rendered homeless after the village disappeared due to heavy erosion. They were rehabilitated in 10 other villages of Majuli.