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Sangma flags socio-economic issues of floods

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 Feb 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Staff Correspondent

Shillong, February 11: Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma sees the challenges faced by the Brahmaputra river as a burgeoning cause of the issue of migration into the states of North East. He hoped that the re-structuring of the Brahmaputra Board will help in finding solution to the problems of inter-state migration. Without specifying the scores of people (including the alleged immigrants) who have forced their way to other parts of the Northeastern states due to the ravages caused by the Brahmaputra river, Sangma said during a board’s meeting at Shillong on Wednesday, “The floods in the Brahmaputra and its tributaries have a lot of negative impact on the economy of the region.” “Lots of people have migrated from the basins and their erstwhile habitations and this has been one of the issues of economic and socio-political challenge that we as states of the NE have faced,” stated Sangma. “The displaced people have not only migrated to other parts of Assam but have become an issue related to matters of land and migration,” he said.

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