PATACHARKUCHI, Dec 20 - Barpeta Deputy Commissioner Munindra Sarma on Saturday laid the foundation stones of two schemes � one in Hakartup area and the other at Kalarguri � to protect the areas in Bajali from erosion and floods caused by the Pahumara river.
The water resource department will complete the projects in which altogether Rs 4.5 crore will be spent � Rs 2.5 crore will be spent in the first scheme and Rs 2 crore in the second � under the State Disaster Management Fund.
In the first scheme, 700 meters of embankment will be expanded and repaired, 450 meters will be protected from erosion using geo-bags, while RCC porcupines will be used in another 270 meters.
In the second scheme, 2,700 meters of embankment will be repaired at Hakartup.
These schemes will benefit areas like Hakartup, Pachim Hakartup, Singimari, Puthimari, Udalguri, Pachim Kalarguri, Moiram Bhitha, Barbhitha, Hathinapur, Mainamati Bazar, Doloipothar, Dalimarbhitha, etc. The Deputy Commissioner urged the people to keep strict vigil on the works.
Executive engineer Pulak Choudhury and superintending engineer Mukut Deka were present in the occasion among others.