Brahmaputra Dredging, Embankments’ Restore High Assam’s Flood Struggle Listing

Brahmaputra Dredging, Embankments’ Restore High Assam’s Flood Struggle Listing. (Representational)


With the floodwaters in Assam receding, the state authorities has determined to prioritise the mending of the breached embankments and fast-tracking land rehabilitation for individuals who have misplaced their lands to flood and erosion.

The state authorities would additionally begin by early subsequent yr a pilot venture of dredging the Brahmaputra river mattress at choose locations with a newly-bought state-of-the-art dredger from the US, which is on its option to Assam.

“That is going to be a pilot venture. We’re getting one dredger value Rs 25 crore from the US. We had been purported to get the gear by March however there was a delay because of the lockdown. If the pilot venture works properly, we’ll go ahead with it,” Assam chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna informed NDTV.

The chief secretary additional added that offering land for resettlement of individuals within the state who’ve misplaced their lands because of erosions have additionally been fast-tracked.

“Since independence, 1.25 lakh households have misplaced both their agricultural or residential land or each to erosions. Up to now one and a half years, we’ve been in a position to resettle about 50 thousand households, relaxation we’ll observe up” Mr Krishna added.

Assam authorities can be pursuing with centre for getting the Northeast Water Administration Authority operational.

The state authorities has requested the water sources division to take up by October the ‘restore and rebuilding’ works of over 200 embankments breaches within the current floods.

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