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CM reviews implementation of erosion protection schemes

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 13 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal reviewed the implementation of erosion protection schemes of the Water Resources department in a meeting held at Assam Administrative Staff College here on Thursday.

Sonowal, while directing the department to speedily carry out repair of the vulnerable embankments, also asked it to complete the ongoing erosion protection works on time. He also instructed the department concerned to take early steps for the implementation of schemes declared by him during his visits to various flood-affected areas of the State.

Further underlining the need for conducting research to develop modern and sustainable technologies to tackle flood and erosion, the Chief Minister asked the department to undertake joint initiatives with IIT Guwahati. Sonowal also put stress on adopting steps such as plantation of vetiver grass for erosion protection. He stated that the central government appreciated the state government's step for hydrological survey of the rivers in the State.

Chief Secretary Jishnu Baruah, CM's Additional Chief Secretary Paban Borthakur and other senior officers were present in the meeting.

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CM reviews implementation of erosion protection schemes

GUWAHATI, Nov 13 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal reviewed the implementation of erosion protection schemes of the Water Resources department in a meeting held at Assam Administrative Staff College here on Thursday.

Sonowal, while directing the department to speedily carry out repair of the vulnerable embankments, also asked it to complete the ongoing erosion protection works on time. He also instructed the department concerned to take early steps for the implementation of schemes declared by him during his visits to various flood-affected areas of the State.

Further underlining the need for conducting research to develop modern and sustainable technologies to tackle flood and erosion, the Chief Minister asked the department to undertake joint initiatives with IIT Guwahati. Sonowal also put stress on adopting steps such as plantation of vetiver grass for erosion protection. He stated that the central government appreciated the state government's step for hydrological survey of the rivers in the State.

Chief Secretary Jishnu Baruah, CM's Additional Chief Secretary Paban Borthakur and other senior officers were present in the meeting.

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