GUWAHATI, July 12 - Anti-erosion work will be started on a war footing in the affected areas of Majuli from tomorrow by the Brahmaputra Board in consultation with the Water Resources Department and Jorhat district administration as per directive of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
At a high level meeting held at CM�s Secretariat to discuss the unabated erosion in Majuli river island with officials of the Brahmaputra Board and Water Resources Department today, it was decided that anti-erosion work would start in the affected areas of the river island from tomorrow itself.
Vice Chairman of the Brahmaputra Board Chaman Lal said the Board will start bank revetment work for a stretch of 2.2 km from Kamalabari Ghat to Gorukhuti in the coming working season. �It will be a permanent solution for protection of the 2.2-km stretch. All preparations and clearances for the work will be completed by October 2016,� he said, adding, a provision for Rs 13 crore has been earmarked for the work during 2016-17.
The meeting was attended, among others, by Commissioner and Secretary to CM, Sanjay Lohiya, Principal Secretary, Water Resources Department, Hemanta Narzary and Chief Engineer of Water Resources Department RP Das.