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Flash flood, water scarcity discussed

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 16 � The Chairman of the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA), Dhiren Baruah today said that the problems of Guwahati city were diverse in multitude and bewildering in dimension while the financial resources at his disposal were uncertain and technical expertise was limited.

Baruah was addressing a meeting of the residents of Baghorbori, Sankardev Nagar Juripar, Homeopathic College Road, Dasampur and Saneki Path held at the campus of the Baghorbori Asomi Mahila Samiti.

Secretary of the Mahila Samiti Dr Chandraprabha Bhuyan welcomed Baruah and Chief Executive Officer Anurag Singh, and referred to the problems of artificial floods and scarcity of drinking water in the area.

Explaining the local problems, senior journalist DN Chakravartty said that water-logging first took place at Panjabari in 2001 and the problem had since been assuming larger dimension with the passage of time. He suggested short-term measures for clearing the drains of the accumulated garbage and dismantling of the narrow culverts and small hume pipes obstructing the free passage of water along the drains, and linking the drains from Baghorbori area to the Jyotiprasad Agarwala Road at Post Office point by digging the portions left still covered with earth.

Mahendra Bora, Ranajit Sutradhar, Madhab Barthakur, Dr Gokul Medhi, Anjan Das, Dilip Barman and Chikon Kakati analysed the problems of flash floods from Khanapara area to Panjabari, and explained the causes of obstruction caused to free flow of water of the Bahini river and the streams from Meghalaya. They suggested long-term, medium-term and short-term measures to relieve the vast population of 40,000 of Panjabari area of the problems of floods and growing scarcity of drinking water.

Dhiren Baruah said that he would place before the Government schemes for setting up of a deep tube-well at the campus of the Asomi Mahila Samiti and would ensure clearing of the drains as suggested by the members.

Urmila Chakravartty, president of the Mahila Samiti, thanked Baruah for taking personal interest in the matter and also thanked the public for attending the function in large numbers.

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Flash flood, water scarcity discussed

GUWAHATI, March 16 � The Chairman of the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA), Dhiren Baruah today said that the problems of Guwahati city were diverse in multitude and bewildering in dimension while the financial resources at his disposal were uncertain and technical expertise was limited.

Baruah was addressing a meeting of the residents of Baghorbori, Sankardev Nagar Juripar, Homeopathic College Road, Dasampur and Saneki Path held at the campus of the Baghorbori Asomi Mahila Samiti.

Secretary of the Mahila Samiti Dr Chandraprabha Bhuyan welcomed Baruah and Chief Executive Officer Anurag Singh, and referred to the problems of artificial floods and scarcity of drinking water in the area.

Explaining the local problems, senior journalist DN Chakravartty said that water-logging first took place at Panjabari in 2001 and the problem had since been assuming larger dimension with the passage of time. He suggested short-term measures for clearing the drains of the accumulated garbage and dismantling of the narrow culverts and small hume pipes obstructing the free passage of water along the drains, and linking the drains from Baghorbori area to the Jyotiprasad Agarwala Road at Post Office point by digging the portions left still covered with earth.

Mahendra Bora, Ranajit Sutradhar, Madhab Barthakur, Dr Gokul Medhi, Anjan Das, Dilip Barman and Chikon Kakati analysed the problems of flash floods from Khanapara area to Panjabari, and explained the causes of obstruction caused to free flow of water of the Bahini river and the streams from Meghalaya. They suggested long-term, medium-term and short-term measures to relieve the vast population of 40,000 of Panjabari area of the problems of floods and growing scarcity of drinking water.

Dhiren Baruah said that he would place before the Government schemes for setting up of a deep tube-well at the campus of the Asomi Mahila Samiti and would ensure clearing of the drains as suggested by the members.

Urmila Chakravartty, president of the Mahila Samiti, thanked Baruah for taking personal interest in the matter and also thanked the public for attending the function in large numbers.