Foundation stone of ERM scheme of Sukla Irrigation project laid in Baksa district
Bodoland Territorial Council Chief Executive Member (CEM) Pramod Boro formally laid the foundation stone for Extension Renovation and Modernization (ERM) scheme of Sukla Irrigation project
TANGLA: Bodoland Territorial Council Chief Executive Member (CEM) Pramod Boro formally laid the foundation stone for Extension Renovation and Modernization (ERM) scheme of Sukla Irrigation project under PMKSY-AIBP for 2021-2022 in Sukla Serfang Irrigation Division, Goreswar in Baksa district on Monday.
Addressing the open session on the occasion, he highlighted the history of Sukla Irrigation project which have a golden past and have been helping farmers ever since its inception in 1962. He further asserted that the geography and climatic season of Assam is suitable for farmers and Flow Irrigation Scheme (FIS) and solar operated deep tubewell modes of irrigation projects are prevalent in the region and if maintained properly they can go way long in immensely benefiting the agrarian population.
He further stated that a total of Rs. 259 crores have been sanctioned for the ERM scheme of Sukla Irrigation project under PMKSY-AIBP for 2021-2022 wherein 17900 hectares of land which is approximately 50,000 bighas will be covered which will ensure better irrigation facilities to the farmers of the area. He also stated that in line of Doubling farmer's income, the farmers must increase the total output by realising higher productivity and diversing their crops to fruits, mushroom from rice.
Exhorting the contractors for building sustainable works, he highlighted the liabilities on the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) government and added that the council had liabilities amounting nearly to Rs 3000 crores but after a through audit, scrutiny and verification many of the contract works were found to have anomalies and a large number of work were bogus, incomplete and suspicious. The event was also attended by Tamulpur MLA Jolene Daimary, BTC Executive Member Diganta Baruah, BTC Irrigation CHD, Binod Deka among others.