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Lifespan of 295 embankments in State have expired: Mahanta

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 May 2017 12:00 AM GMT


Guwahati, May 11: The lifespan of as many as 295 embankments in the State have expired. There are a total of 423 embankments in the State running a length of 4474.420 km for the protection of various areas but a large number of embankments have crossed their lifespan long back. State Water Resources Minister Keshab Mahanta said this in the Assembly on Thursday while replying to a question raised by AIUDF legislator Aminul Islam.

According to the standards of the State Water Resources department, the lifespan of a river embankment is 25 years. After that, the embankments have to be repaired and reconstructed for further effectiveness and sustaibility.

According to the minister, lifespan of maximum number of embankments in Dibrugarh and Sivasagar water resources division has expired. Dibrugarh water resources division has a total of 37 embankments of which lifespan of 30 embankments has already expired. Similarly, in Sivasagar water resources division out of 39 embankments, lifespan of 31 embankments have been over. While in Barak valley, out of 41 embankments in Silchar division, lifespan of 22 have been over while in Hailakandi division, the lifespan of 19 out of 24 embankments have already expired.

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