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Assam CM directs to repair all broken embankments by Mar 31

Assam CM directs to repair all broken embankments by Mar 31

India Blooms News Service | | 24 Feb 2017, 07:18 pm
Guwahati, Feb 24 (IBNS) : Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday directed the Revenue and Disaster Management Department to release fund for providing relief to the people affected by storm.

He also directed the Water Resource Department to repair all broken and damaged embankments by Mar 31. 

Charing a review meeting of Water Resource Department at the conference hall of Chief Minister’s office today, Sonowal urged the people of the state to extend full cooperation for timely completion of all the schemes of the Water Resource Department.

Directing the Deputy Commissioners to keep fund ready for providing timely relief during this year’s floods, Chief Minister Sonowal gave instruction to Water Resource Department to take all precautionary measures for initiating swift action during the floods.

The Assam CM also directed the Revenue and Disaster Management Department to release fund for quick relief action during floods.

In the review meeting the Water Resource Department apprised the Chief Minister that 5 out of 98 schemes have been complete and speedy works being carried out for completing the rest.

A total fund of Rs 203.56 crore has been allotted for the schemes.

Also a total of Rs 141.998 crore for additional 70 schemes has been approved.

The Department informed that during the current year the target is to repair 14.772 km of embankments, restore 165.009 km of embankments affected by erosion and strengthen 47.758 km of aging embankments.   

It is to be mentioned that these 70 schemes will cover the breach closing works of embankments at Muwamari (Morigaon), Angarjur (Cachar), Gagalmari (Barpeta) and Pakakhata (Bongaingaon). The schemes will also encompass the restoration work of critical areas affected by erosion at Dakhin Ahatguri ( Majuli), Baghbar (Barpeta), Panikhaiti (Boko) and Fakirganj (Dhubri). 

Minister for Cultural Affairs Naba Kumar Doley, Chief Secretary V.K. Pipersenia, Commissioner and Secretary to Chief Minister Sanjay Lohia and other top officials of Water Resource Department, Revenue and Disaster Management Department were present in the meeting.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)