Centre, Assam Government Attempting To Find Sustainable Solution To Tackle Erosion: Union Minister – Sarbananda Sonowal 

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The Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways and Ayush – Sarbananda Sonowal noted that the centre, along with the Assam government, is trying to find a pragmatic and sustainable solution to the state’s flood and erosion problems.

Sonowal stated the same during his visit to the erosion-affected areas of Dibrugarh in Assam.

He inquired the civilians about the losses incurred due to erosion, especially by the Brahmaputra and Dibru rivers.

According to an official statement, the minister visited Pukhurijaan, Balijaan, Bindhakota, Bornamghorstholi, Gereki Nepali, and other affected areas.

“To find a pragmatic and sustainable solution to Assam’s flood and erosion woes, the Union and state governments are working together under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he said.

Sonowal mentioned that the government is giving special emphasis on creating a scientific solution to prevent erosion in the state.

He said erosion resistant embankment between Guijaan and Maaijan in Dibrugarh is being worked out to prevent any future occurrence of erosion in the area.

Sonowal was accompanied by Chabua MLA Ponakan Baruah, chairman of the Assam Tourism Development Corporation Rituparna Baruah, and vice-chairman of the Assam State Housing Board Subhash Dutta, among others.

Taking to Twitter, the Union Minister wrote “Visited Pukhurijan, Balijan, Bindhakata Bornamghar, Gereki and other areas recently affected by erosion in Dibrugarh district. Interacted with locals & officials and reviewed the overall situation. Good to witness rapid anti-erosion measures being undertaken by the Govt.”

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