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Governor�s assurance to sattradhikars

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Oct 25 � Governor J B Patnaik today told sattradhikars of four leading sattra institutions of Majuli river island that he would convene a meeting of the Brahmaputra Board officials on the issue of physical protection of the river island after November 9.

The sattradhikars of Auniati, Garamur, Natun Kamalabari and Bengenaati sattras called on the Governor at the Raj Bhawan here under the aegis of the Majuli Suraksha Samannaya Mancha, on the issue of saving the famous island from the erosion by the mighty Brahmaputra.

They appealed to Governor Patnaik to initiate steps for raising the technical standard of the Brahmaputra Board by involving �some dynamic and experienced engineers of national and international repute� along with those of the Board. This is needed to enable the Board to save the famous river island, they argued.

It needs mention here that since 2004, the Board has been working on projects to save the river island from erosion by the Brahmaputra. But it is alleged by the islanders that the Board is not successful in checking erosion by the mighty river.

The sattradhikars of Auniati, Garamur, Natun Kamalabari and Bengenaati sattras said in their memorandum that the technology applied by the Board so far �is not suitable for controlling a mighty river like the Brahmaputra.

They also pleaded for steps to simplify the administrative formalities to expedite the implementation of the Board schemes and empowering the chief eEngineer, the superintending engineer and the executive engineer reasonably with a view to making the process of physical protection of the island speedy.

Besides, steps to expedite the completion of the five boulder spur projects under implementation, sanctioning adequate number of spurs for the purpose of protecting the island, removal of the 40 sand bars formed in the heart of the Brahmaputra have also been pleaded by the sattradhikars.

Talking to this newspaper Garamur Sattradhikar Haridev Goswami said that the Governor had laid stress on checking erosion and improving the road condition and river transport system in the island. He also talked to the Brahmaputra Board authorities, said the Sattradhikar.

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Governor�s assurance to sattradhikars

GUWAHATI, Oct 25 � Governor J B Patnaik today told sattradhikars of four leading sattra institutions of Majuli river island that he would convene a meeting of the Brahmaputra Board officials on the issue of physical protection of the river island after November 9.

The sattradhikars of Auniati, Garamur, Natun Kamalabari and Bengenaati sattras called on the Governor at the Raj Bhawan here under the aegis of the Majuli Suraksha Samannaya Mancha, on the issue of saving the famous island from the erosion by the mighty Brahmaputra.

They appealed to Governor Patnaik to initiate steps for raising the technical standard of the Brahmaputra Board by involving �some dynamic and experienced engineers of national and international repute� along with those of the Board. This is needed to enable the Board to save the famous river island, they argued.

It needs mention here that since 2004, the Board has been working on projects to save the river island from erosion by the Brahmaputra. But it is alleged by the islanders that the Board is not successful in checking erosion by the mighty river.

The sattradhikars of Auniati, Garamur, Natun Kamalabari and Bengenaati sattras said in their memorandum that the technology applied by the Board so far �is not suitable for controlling a mighty river like the Brahmaputra.

They also pleaded for steps to simplify the administrative formalities to expedite the implementation of the Board schemes and empowering the chief eEngineer, the superintending engineer and the executive engineer reasonably with a view to making the process of physical protection of the island speedy.

Besides, steps to expedite the completion of the five boulder spur projects under implementation, sanctioning adequate number of spurs for the purpose of protecting the island, removal of the 40 sand bars formed in the heart of the Brahmaputra have also been pleaded by the sattradhikars.

Talking to this newspaper Garamur Sattradhikar Haridev Goswami said that the Governor had laid stress on checking erosion and improving the road condition and river transport system in the island. He also talked to the Brahmaputra Board authorities, said the Sattradhikar.