MAHOTTARI, Aug 4: Every monsoon, the people of Musahar and Sahani communities of Simardahi, Matihani Municipality-9, would be worried every time they saw black clouds hovering in the sky.
The fear of losing life and property would give the locals sleepless nights. Fortunately, they need not worry about that anymore. With the construction of an embankment along the nearby Bighi River, the locals of this settlement have been offered a huge respite.
The Public Embankment Divisional Office, (PEDO) Janakpur-6, has built a 150-meter long embankment to protect people of Musahar and Sahani communities from flood. Monsoon often brought grief and sorrow to the lives of people here but no more. In fact, people here were compelled to find temporary shelters to escape inundation in monsoon. "However, from now onward, we can feel safe in our own homes," says a local, Bijesh Sahani.
The embankment has been built with a total investment of Rs 1.2 million and is 5 feet wide and 7 feet tall. Raushan Singh, the contractor involved in the construction of the embankment said that sacks of cements have been piled up to stop the rising level of water from entering the settlement.
Locals have expressed their thankfulness to Anand Jha, Chief of the Divisional office, Site In-charge Suresh Mandal and contractor with red ~Itika~I and garland. Locals had organized a program to honor of the officials that was attended by the mayor of the municipality, Hari Prasad Mandal, and ward chief of Simardahi Aved Ansari.