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Anti-erosion work in Majuli from today

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 July 2016 12:00 AM GMT


GUWAHATI, July 12: Following the ubated erosion caused in Majuli during the last few days, the State government today decided to start anti-erosion work in the river island from tomorrow. Anti-erosion work will be started on a war footing in affected areas of Majuli by the Brahmaputra Board in consultation with Water Resources department and Jorhat district administration as per directive of Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal, an official statement stated.

At a high level meeting held at the CM’s Secretariat to discuss the severe erosion in Majuli with officials of the Brahmaputra Board and Water Resources department today, it was decided that anti-erosion work would start in the affected areas of the river island from Wednesday.

Brahmaputra Board vice-chairman Chaman Lal assured that the board would start bank revetment work for a stretch of 2.2 km from Kamalabari ghat to Gorukhuti in the coming working season. “The revetment work will be a permanent solution for protection of the 2.2 km stretch. All preparations and clearances for the work will be completed by October 2016 and work will commence immediately,” he added. Lal said that a provision for Rs 13 crore has been earmarked for the specific work during 2016-17.

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