KANCHANPUR: Erosion of land has been intensified after the water level rose in Mahakali River with the incessant rains in the region.
There is a danger of the river entering the Nepali village near Bhujela after the erosion was expedited in Indian territory near Banbasa bridge.
Locals are very much worried after it was certain that the whole village will be at risk of flooding and have been spending sleepless nights, said a local Bhairav Bhatta. The erosion has been headed towards Chauki Sota via the Indian territory, they said.
The river has been cutting land because of the embankment built by India six years ago near the Banbasa bridge. The District Administration Office has drawn the attention of the Home Ministry, Indian Champawat District DM and Sharada Barrage Chief at Banbasa to stop the erosion of the Bhujela area.
Assistant Chief District Officer Shivaraj Bhatta said report has been sent to Home Ministry on the basis of the sketch of the report of technicians of the eroded land by Mahakali, and that efforts will be made as far as possible to stop the erosion.
Last year, the Mahakali River had displaced dozens of families by cutting land in villages of Bhujela, Eri, Odali and other villages last year.