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Discussion on Brahmaputra in kite festival

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 Jan 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Jan 5: “We need our good wishes to save the Brahmaputra and use the river in various ways,” said eminent actor Adil Hussain in a discussion organized at the ongoing Jeevan Kite and River Festival at Kacharighat of the city today. Hussain said: “Tames River is smaller than the Brahmaputra, but the river is well planned and used as a tourist place. The Brahmaputra has also great possibility to become a hot tourist spot.” The chief environmental scientist of Assam Pollution Control Board (APCB) Rafika Zaman said: “Compared to other rivers of the country, the water of the Brahmaputra is cleaner till now due to its current. Only 30 per cent of water of the whole river comes to our state from Aruchal Pradesh, and the rest of the water is from its tributaries. Therefore, the water project of Chi would not be a problem for us. Instead, we should concentrate on the care of the river part, which is inside our state. We should discuss more about the river and possibilities to make the river cleaner. There should be more discussion panels on the river to make people aware of the river for its preservation.” The programme was also attended by IIT professor Basanta Ranjan Barua, educationist Santikam Hazarika, environmentalist Abdul Wakif, social worker Manoram Gogoi and others.

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