Farmers damage ‘faulty’ dyke

SILCHAR, August 14: A mob of irate farmers damaged a dyke worth more than a crore constructed under the Flow Irrigation Scheme. Local farmers alleged that the dyke inundated about 5,000 bighas of plough fields and their cultivation had virtually come to halt. Recently, they gheraoed State Irrigation Minister Narjamal Sarkar when he visited the dyke over river Boali in Sonai.
Sarkar had assured them of corrective measures, but, the desperate farmers did not wait for the implementation of the Minister’s promise. On Thursday, at least 1,500 people jointly damaged the dyke. (Source - Sentinel)

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