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    Assam moots River Management mechanism with Bhutan to solve erosion

    Rehabilitation policy soon for flood and erosion affected landless people: CM Sonowal

    Guwahati: Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday announced three schemes totalling Rs.25 crore for finding a permanent solution to the problem of erosion caused by River Brahmaputra in the area

     Sonowal visited erosion hit areas in Rohmoria in Dibrugarh.

    The scheme would provide protection to the villages of Liting Gaon, Rohmoria Gaon and Bogori Tola Lukasoni Gaon in Rohmoria from erosion.

    He added that State government has been dedicatedly pursuing the objective of permanently solving the issue of flood and erosion in the state and for that purpose, a joint river management mechanism has been mooted with the other northeastern states and Bhutan.

    “Dredging in Brahmaputra would take place as soon as the dredgers arrive,” Sonowal said.

    Water Resources Department has been implementing a project worth Rs. 17 crore for permanently solving the problem of erosion in the area and the State government was also actively considering another project worth Rs. 24 crore.   

    He added that a rehabilitation policy would soon be taken up by the state government for the flood and erosion hit landless people too.

    Sonowal informed that a total of 25 lakh people in 28 districts have been affected by the current wave of flood in the state.

    “Erosion has also affected many districts in the state and the state government has been giving priority on construction of embankments for providing protection form flood and erosion,” the CM said.

    He also visited several relief camps in the area.

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