Flood-troubled Gobargadha villagers to relocate to safer placeGobargadha of Hanuman Nagar Kankalini Municipality-13 in Saptari district is going to be shifted to a safer area because the village is highly vulnerable to flood.
Gobargadha of Hanuman Nagar Kankalini Municipality-13 in Saptari district is going to be shifted to a safer area because the village is highly vulnerable to flood.
Almost every year during monsoon season, the village is flooded by the Saptakoshi river and other streams that surround it.
There are around 70 families living in Gobargadha.
Hanumannagar-Kankalini Municipality Mayor Shailesh Kumar Sah said they need around four bighas of land to relocate the families.
The municipal office has already identified some locations in ward-4 and 11 to move the villagers.
Mayor Sah said they planned to complete the relocation within a year.
Many families have already moved to Koshi Barrage, Yoginiya, Hanumannagar and Bhardaha areas because of perennial flood trouble.
Gobargadha is cut off from rest of the district during monsoon. A dirt road connects the village with the nearest marketplace at Hanuman Nagar, but the link is broken off by flood waters during rainy season.