GUWAHATI, July 4: Converting all threats into opportunities and minimising all weaknesses, the Brahmaputra Board needs to be strengthened, said Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, while interacting with the officials of Brahmaputra Board today in Guwahati, a government communiqué said.
After reviewing the activities and works undertaken by the Board, Meghwal said that the Board should accept its weaknesses if there is any and always try to minimise it. Any threat comes on its way needs to be converted into opportunities.
While talking about Government’s initiatives Meghwal said that the River Brahmaputra depicts the culture of India. So, any organisation related to it should get importance and focus. He mentioned that water management is the priority of the north east as well as the Central government. This should be taken as an opportunity to work for the development.
Earlier, through a power point presentation the Minister was informed about the main activities undertaken by the Board through various schemes, functions of the Board and also the constraints facing by it. The Minister was informed about the acute shortage of manpower due to retirement of large numbers of personnel in different cadres and about prolongs vacancies.
The Union Minister assured the officials about restructuring the Brahmaputra Board and also to fill up the vacant posts very soon. TS Mehra, Commissioner (B&B), Ministry of Water Resources, RD and GR, Rajeev Yadav, Chairman of Brahmaputra Board and other officials were also present in the meeting, the communiqué added.