Rs 5.91 crore washed away by Jia Bhoroli

The Naduar region in Sonitpur district has been one of the most neglected areas in the State, according to the people here. One of the main causes of this opinion has been the indifferent attitude of the Government towards the checking of erosion caused by the Jia Bhoroli river. The citizens of greater Naduar have vehemently criticised the State Government for it failure to check the erosion of cultivable land of the people residing near the Jia Bhoroli river, though successive Governments in the State have claimed to have spent more than Rs 15 crore from the exchequer in the name of flood-protection measures. Till date, more than 5,000 hectares of cultivable land have been washed away by the mighty river. People living in the areas near the river