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Water Resource contractors warn stir

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Jun 2017 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, June 27: The All Assam Water Resource Contractors’ Association (AAWRCA) questioned Dispur as to why it continues to fail to check erosion in Majuli.
Talking to newsmen at Guwahati Press Club here today, AAWRCA president Muhi Borgohain questioned: “A Central Department has been working for controlling erosion in Majuli. The high-level technological advisory committee has approved many schemes to prevent erosion. In 2013, the State Water Resource Department held Water Day and elicit advice from experts and multi-tiol companies. The semir held under the first 100-day programme of this government at Dispur on dredging of the Brahmaputra did witness a debate. However, even after that the Government continues to fail to live up to the expectation. This issue demands more alysis. What’s seen is that the government banking on obsolete measures like erecting porcupine and staking up sand bags to check erosion. It, however, continues to dump local experts’ advice like sheet piling and cement and chemical grouting to check the mece.”
Borgohain said: “More local experts should be inducted into the State Technology Advisory Board. Idequate allocation fund for checking erosion continues to lead to failure to get the problem solved in the State. As many as eight very important posts lying vacant in the Department has also plagued it as each official is entrusted with a number of responsibilities. The important posts lying vacant are five posts of additiol chief engineers and three posts executive engineers. This part, the Chief Engineer and the Additiol Chief Engineer are going to retire on June 30.It will have its impact on the department.”
Borgohain cautioned the government that the association would resort to an agitation from August next if the Central share of FMC is not released by July.

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