Morigaon, September 03: Charanbeel, a renowned lake of middle Assam situated 5 km away from Morigaon town, is now in the grip of danger. The beel has its own prideful history. The lake known from the period of the Tiwa Kingdom was introduced as the arena of Canoeing and Kayaking during the 33rd National Games in 2007.
The lake is also house and resting place of several migratory and local birds. A park was also built at the south bank of the lake with facilities of paddle boating. Later, after the park was handed over to the sports department due to lack of proper maintenance, it has become a pile of ruins with the paddle boats remaining as mere plastic pieces.
A memorandum has been submitted to the Deputy Commissioner of the district, informing the current status of the lake along with other problems that civilians of the town face in their day to day life, by the volunteers of a leading NGO of Morigaon – Make my Morigaon. The members of the NGO have informed that it has now become a burning issue to protect Charanbeel from various factors. They have also submitted another petition seeking a permanent solution to the traffic problems of the town that citizens suffer during peak hours of the day.