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CM lays base of flood shelter home in Majuli

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 28 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said that the State government has covered a substantial distance towards making Majuli one of the most important confluences of people of all communities and ethnicities.

He said this while laying the foundation of a multipurpose flood shelter home to be built at a cost of Rs 2.51 crore by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority and Lok Nirman (B) Bibhag.

Sonowal said that the seat of Vaishnavite culture has the distinction of being a land of humanity, where people belonging to different communities and ethnicities are living in perfect harmony.

Sonowal also inaugurated the flood protection work of Loba-Garmur involving a financial outlay of Rs 3.60 crore, the Rs 2-crore flood protection work of Karatipar area and also that of Loba-Ahotguri, which is estimated to cost Rs 3.32 crore.

Sonowal also said that the flood and erosion, since 1951, have caused several changes in the State. The people of Assam have also been trying to project Assam�s flood and erosion at the national level. Sonowal expressed hope that the Jal Shakti Bibhag will introduce a bill in the Parliament for a lasting solution to flood and erosion in the region.

He also said the 15th Finance Commission also recommended including river erosion in the list of natural calamities. As a result of the coordinated efforts between the Centre and the State government, finding tangible solutions to several problems in the State has become possible, he stated.

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CM lays base of flood shelter home in Majuli

GUWAHATI, Nov 28 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said that the State government has covered a substantial distance towards making Majuli one of the most important confluences of people of all communities and ethnicities.

He said this while laying the foundation of a multipurpose flood shelter home to be built at a cost of Rs 2.51 crore by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority and Lok Nirman (B) Bibhag.

Sonowal said that the seat of Vaishnavite culture has the distinction of being a land of humanity, where people belonging to different communities and ethnicities are living in perfect harmony.

Sonowal also inaugurated the flood protection work of Loba-Garmur involving a financial outlay of Rs 3.60 crore, the Rs 2-crore flood protection work of Karatipar area and also that of Loba-Ahotguri, which is estimated to cost Rs 3.32 crore.

Sonowal also said that the flood and erosion, since 1951, have caused several changes in the State. The people of Assam have also been trying to project Assam�s flood and erosion at the national level. Sonowal expressed hope that the Jal Shakti Bibhag will introduce a bill in the Parliament for a lasting solution to flood and erosion in the region.

He also said the 15th Finance Commission also recommended including river erosion in the list of natural calamities. As a result of the coordinated efforts between the Centre and the State government, finding tangible solutions to several problems in the State has become possible, he stated.

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