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�Big dams may bring catastrophe to NE�

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DOOMDOOMA, July 9 - �The soil of the North-eastern region is very soft and the quantity of rainfall in the region is very high. Moreover, the region is highly earthquake-prone. Hence, big dams in the region may bring a catastrophe,� said internationally acclaimed geomorphologist and natural hazard specialist Dr Manik Kar.

Addressing a seminar organised recently by the Doomdooma Press Club (DPC) at the auditorium of Doomdooma Girls� High School as the resource person on the topic, �Earthquake, flood and big dams: geohydrological perspective,� Dr Kar, who is also an associate professor of Geography of Nagaon College, pointed out that as the Government had already made legal agreements with big corporate houses for the construction of big dams in the region, it cannot change its decision. Therefore, the people must raise their voice against this. Dr Kar added that development, power, etc., are required for human civilisation. But if civilisation does not exist, what will be the use of this? he posed.

The seminar was chaired by DPC president Anuj Kalita. Chandan Gogoi of Sadiya, who along with other villagers, successfully controlled the erosion caused by the Kundil river at Sadiya by using local technology, also shared his experiences in the seminar. He showed a documentary on his work. Earlier, DPC secretary Manoj Dutta delivered the keynote address.

Local scribes, teachers, students, senior citizens and representatives of different organisations participated in the seminar. Dr Kar also replied to the queries of the participants.

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�Big dams may bring catastrophe to NE�

DOOMDOOMA, July 9 - �The soil of the North-eastern region is very soft and the quantity of rainfall in the region is very high. Moreover, the region is highly earthquake-prone. Hence, big dams in the region may bring a catastrophe,� said internationally acclaimed geomorphologist and natural hazard specialist Dr Manik Kar.

Addressing a seminar organised recently by the Doomdooma Press Club (DPC) at the auditorium of Doomdooma Girls� High School as the resource person on the topic, �Earthquake, flood and big dams: geohydrological perspective,� Dr Kar, who is also an associate professor of Geography of Nagaon College, pointed out that as the Government had already made legal agreements with big corporate houses for the construction of big dams in the region, it cannot change its decision. Therefore, the people must raise their voice against this. Dr Kar added that development, power, etc., are required for human civilisation. But if civilisation does not exist, what will be the use of this? he posed.

The seminar was chaired by DPC president Anuj Kalita. Chandan Gogoi of Sadiya, who along with other villagers, successfully controlled the erosion caused by the Kundil river at Sadiya by using local technology, also shared his experiences in the seminar. He showed a documentary on his work. Earlier, DPC secretary Manoj Dutta delivered the keynote address.

Local scribes, teachers, students, senior citizens and representatives of different organisations participated in the seminar. Dr Kar also replied to the queries of the participants.