Equally grave is the problem of encroachments on the Bein area. Like the problem of polluted waters, that of encroachments is quite common with almost all the rivers and streams.
The first type of encroachment comes from the builders of houses and other concerns. Due to the steep growth of population in Doaba area, the land for construction of houses is fast falling short. The area on the banks of the Bein which generally lies vacant and unused, seems to be an ideal place for constructing houses and other buildings. Thus unauthorized colonies and houses are being built on the banks of the Bein.
The opposition to such possessions of the Bein area is lacking because in most of the cases the encroachers are influential people.
Second type of encroachment is by the farmers who own lands adjoining to the Bein. The greed for more yield and more income at any cost has led the farmers to hunt for more land. They find the Bein area lying vacant and unused and are naturally tempted to expand their fields in that direction. Greater was the expansion of the fields, the more the Kali Bein shrank. The farmers filled the low-lying area of the Bein with soil carried from outside and brought it at same level with their fields. They started cultivating it and also maneuvered to get this encroached area entered as their ownership in revenue records. One of the reasons why this process went on unchecked is that in most cases revenue records of dimensions of the Bein area was not available. But where revenue record was available, there too, some revenue authorities registered illegal sale deeds of encroached lands in favour of encroachers. Such cases of illegal sale deed are daring infringement of the law, and not simple ignorance of it.
Due to such encroachments, the passage of the Kali Bein got narrowed down, leaving about no space for the flow of water in it. This is why the floods playing havoc on life and property have been very frequent in this area. Both pollution and encroachments have proved fatal for the Kali Bein. The farmers with adjoining lands, who tend to encroach upon the Bein area, are easier to convince of the need to protect it. But those who have illegally got their sale deeds registered are more adamant. They go to the court of law not with a purpose that justice be done, but that justice be delayed. Those who want law to be implemented feel harassed and disheartend and, as a result of the inordinate delay, the opposition to these illegal encroachments dies out.