Brahmaputra Dredging, Embankments' Repair Top Assam's Flood Fight List

Brahmaputra Dredging, Embankments’ Restore Prime Assam’s Flood Combat Checklist. (Representational)

Guwahati:

With the floodwaters in Assam receding, the state authorities has determined to prioritise the mending of the breached embankments and fast-tracking land rehabilitation for many who have misplaced their lands to flood and erosion.

The state authorities would additionally begin by early subsequent yr a pilot mission of dredging the Brahmaputra river mattress at choose locations with a newly-bought state-of-the-art dredger from the US, which is on its technique to Assam.

“That is going to be a pilot mission. We’re getting one dredger value Rs 25 crore from the US. We had been purported to get the tools by March however there was a delay as a result of lockdown. If the pilot mission works nicely, we are going to go ahead with it,” Assam chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna advised NDTV.

The chief secretary additional added that offering land for resettlement of individuals within the state who’ve misplaced their lands because of erosions have additionally been fast-tracked.

“Since independence, 1.25 lakh households have misplaced both their agricultural or residential land or each to erosions. Prior to now one and a half years, now we have been in a position to resettle about 50 thousand households, relaxation we are going to observe up” Mr Krishna added.

Assam authorities can be pursuing with centre for getting the Northeast Water Administration Authority operational.

The state authorities has requested the water sources division to take up by October the ‘restore and rebuilding’ works of over 200 embankments breaches within the latest floods.

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