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    The economy of a state or a country is the primary parameter to define its development. It is the backbone which defines the strength of a nation whether it is able to compete with the international community or not.

    Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee had recently expressed his concern over the current economic slowdown in India. He opined that the Indian economy is going into a tailspin.

    Assam in Northeast India has enormous potentialities to lift its economy by proper utilisation of its natural resources including water. Barak and the Brahmaputra are the two main rivers with enormous tributaries which cover a major geographical portion in the state.

    The Brahmaputra basin covers an area of 5,80,000 sq Km of which 1,94,413 sq Km falls in India. It rolls down the plain of Assam from East to West for a distance of 640 km up to Bangladesh border. The mighty perennial river with a well-knit network of tributaries drains an area of 56,480 sq Km of the state accounting for 72 per cent of its total geographical area.

    The scope for establishing hydroelectric power utilizing the water resources in the state is quite vast. Apart from that river tourism is one of the important fields from where the state can earn revenue. It will also solve the unemployment problem in the state to some extent.

    Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, the Union Minister for Water Resources in his address in the recently held 10th High Powered Review Board Meeting of Brahmaputra Board in Guwahati emphasised the need to proper utilisation of water resources in the Northeast which can transform the lives of the people and the economy of the region.

    Currently, the Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Project on the Subansiri River is under construction. The construction of the project, which is expected to supply 2,000 MW of power, was started in 2007.

    The government can lift the socio-economic standard of the state by proper utilisation of the water and other natural resources without harming the fragile ecological system and the human lives.

    Photo credit: @OfficeOfGSS


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