Guwahati: Brahmaputra Amantran Abhiyan, organized by Brahmaputra Board, was flagged off from Chandrapur ghat to reach Guwahati on Wednesday.
The expedition team was greeted by union minister of Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat along with other key dignitaries from the department at the Chandrapur Ghat. Shekhawat joined the expedition team on their way to Guwahati in a raft.
A day long progamme on the 14th of January has been organized before they embark on their journey downstream.
This pioneering exploratory open water rafting expedition that was flagged off from Gelling, Arunachal Pradesh on December 23, 2020, will culminate at Assameralga, in the South Salmara Mankachar district of Assam.
Brahmaputra Amantran Abhiyan an initiative of the Government of India, organized by the Brahmaputra Board (Ministry of Jal Shakti), has a two-pronged approach – a public outreach programme focusing on the younger generation to inculcate the concept of ‘Living with the River’, and a combined scientific data collection and analysis on river water quality, river sediment, river bank erosion and fish habitat along entire route of the expedition.