MAJULI, April 10 - A meet was held in the conference hall of DC�s office, Majuli on Sunday in the presence of Sanjay Kunda, chairman of Brahmaputra Board, members of local inspection committee of the ongoing works and the representatives of a few local organisations of this island district.
As per the direction of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Sanjay Kunda, chairman of Brahmaputra Board with another officer of the Board arrived here on Saturday and inspected the erosion-affected areas of the district like Salmara, Dakhinpat, Afala, Chumoimari, Kamalabari Ferry Ghat, Karatipar etc., and on Sunday they organised a meet in this regard, which was presided over by Majuli�s Deputy Commissioner Pallab Gopal Jha.
Chairman Kunda, after explaining the purpose of his visit said that besides many other plans, steps have already been initiated by the Central government to eradicate the problems of flood and erosion at Majuli, construction of Brahmaputra Board�s permanent office at Majuli. Brahmaputra Board is determined to save this island from the fury of Brahmaputra, he added.
He also said that almost all the schemes of the Board will be implemented at Majuli within three years to save it from erosion by Brahmaputra. Brahmaputra Board�s officer Thaneswar Borah, displayed on the screen the details of the schemes which Brahmaputra Board has implemented from 2004 with an amount of Rs 184 crore. He also explained the future plans of the Board.
Since a few conscious citizens of Majuli wanted to know as to what the Board plans to do to save the people during the forthcoming flood season, Borah informed them that, after Bohag Bihu, the Board will start the work of putting up porcupines in some areas of the district.
After the meet, the Chairman with the officials went to inspect the 10 bighas of land at Bongaon area of Majuli, which the district administration has granted for Brahmaputra Board�s project.