- Gadkari will visit Assam on December 29, 2017 to lay the foundation stone of protection work
- A DPR was formulated for Protection of Majuli Island from flood and erosion of river Brahmaputra
Guwahati: Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari will visit Assam on December 29, 2017 to lay the foundation stone of protection work of Majuli Island from floods and erosion and construction of Brahmaputra Board Complex.
As per the report, Brahmaputra Board under Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has entrusted the work of protection of Majuli Island from floods and erosion in 2004. Since then, the Board has completed execution of Immediate Measures, Phase-I and Emergent Works.
To address the issues of erosion in vulnerable reaches and reclaim more land by pro-siltation and other measures in the east-west reach length of about 80 km on south bank, a DPR was formulated for Protection of Majuli Island from flood and erosion of river Brahmaputra” as per the recommendations of the Standing Committee of Experts for Majuli Island and Technical Advisory Committee of Brahmaputra Board (TAC- BB). An SFC of Rs. 233.57 core for the above work has been approved by Government of India.
On the request of Government of Assam, Brahmaputra Board has approved the establishment of the office-cum-residential complex at Majuli. Island has been under severe threat of bank erosion by the flow of river Brahmaputra since the formation of the Island and particularly after the Assam earthquake of August 15, 1950.