TINSUKIA: Pijush Hazarika, Minister for Water Resources, Information and Public Relations and Parliamentary Affairs, visited the Udaipur Newar gaon and Dibong village located on the banks of River Tirap and Burhi- Dihing in Margherita subdivision on Monday. The minster announced that the World Bank had sanctioned the embankment project on the banks of River Buri-Dihing and probable roads on the embankment.
The project might be flagged off in the month of December or January. As emergency measures, he advised the Water Resources department to initiate temporary anti-erosion task so that no part of the land is eroded away during this season.
Hazarika further stated that the government was keen on working on the long-term projects which would be implemented after proper deliberation with all agencies working on the flood and erosion issues in the State, while asking Additional Chief Engineer, Upper Assam Zone, Water Resources Department, Ivy Dasgupta and other officials of the department to install defectors in the necessary stretches of the river.