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Bharti discusses flood, erosion with Gogoi

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 Feb 2015 12:00 AM GMT

By Our Staff Reporter

Guwahati, February 10: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said that he will continue his support to the implementation of all the projects in the State that will help in mitigating flood and erosion problem as well as power generation. In a meeting with Uma Bharti, Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvetion this evening at his official residence at Khapara, Chief Minister Gogoi stressed on speedy implementation of the projects related to flood control and power generation in the State. The meeting discussed the gamut of issues confronting the state in the field of flood, erosion and power generation. The Union Minister talked at length on the problems created by the river Brahmaputra, its tributaries and possible measures to tackle these problems. The issue of protection of Majuli and required steps for achieving World Heritage Site Status for the river island was also discussed at length in the meeting. Chief Minister Gogoi and Union Minister Bharti agreed to work for preparing a comprehensive master plan in this regard.

The meeting also discussed on the need of restructuring the Brahmaputra Board, expediting the implementation of CWC projects in the state, cooperation between Assam and Aruchal in case of power projects and flood control initiatives for mutual benefit of both the state etc. The meeting also delved in details about the downstream impact of the Lower Subansiri Project and the measures required to address the issue.

Chief Minister Gogoi reiterated that the State Government will extend its support to all the projects related to welfare of the people of the State in particular and the country in general.

The meeting was also attended by Basanta Das, Minister, Water Resources, Chief Secretary Jitesh Khosla and senior officials of Ministry of Water Resources.

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