TINSUKIA: Following persistent demand of Dibrugarh-Tinsukia District Flood and Erosion Struggle Forum (DTDFESF), Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal along with senior officials reviewed the progress of work at Tengabari, Mirigaon, including Bindhakata Muluk Gaon- the home village of the Chief Minister, recently where the Water Resource Department undertook installation of RCC Porcupine system at the cost of Rs 4.99 crore sanctioned under State Owned Priority Development (SOPD) Scheme.
The Chief Minister, while asking the officials to accelerate the stipulated works, also informed the gathering that the Water Resource Department had sent an additional proposal to the Disaster Management Authority for Rs 5 crore to control erosion problem in Rongmola and nearby areas. Welcoming the move, Binod Kedia, president of DTDFESF, said installation of porcupines would not be a permanent solution to the perennial erosion problem. He demanded a scientific approach to solve the problem. The organization also demanded rehabilitation of flood-affected people, besides early approval and release of Rs 5 crore.