GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday participated in the 'Brahmaputra Aamantran Abhiyan', a river rafting expedition and a public outreach programme organized by the Brahmaputra Board at Majuli. The Union Jalshkati Ministry under the supervision of the Brahmaputra Board has launched this expedition on December 23, 2020 from Gelling in Arunachal Pradesh with a view to unearth the untapped potential of the Brahmaputra River as well as to study the causes of river erosion besides attracting the young generation to realise the opportunities available on both the banks of the river. This expedition is jointly led by the Brahmaputra Board and the NDRF.
Speaking on the occasion in a programme held at Majuli College playground at Dariapar in Majuli, Chief Minister Sonowal said that the 'Brahmaputra AamantranAbhiyan' expedition would be helpful in realising the vast potential of the river Brahmaputra. The Chief Minister at the same time stressed on chalking out appropriate plan and programmes to utilise the rich potential of the river.
Underlining the intrinsic relationship of the river Brahmaputra with the culture, tradition and lifestyle of the people of the state, the Chief Minister observed that optimum utilization of the potential of the river would significantly contribute in boosting economy of the State. He also spoke about devising plans for making adequate use of the potentialities of the tributaries of Brahmaputra and Barak rivers and viewed that the expedition would prove to be a boon for sustainable development of the people living on both banks of the rivers. Chief Minister Sonowal further laid stress on realising the tourism, water sports and navigation potentials of the Brahmaputra River, stated a release.