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Govt to undertake landslide zone mapping

By Staff reporter

GUWAHATI, Sept 15 � The State Government will immediately take up landslide zone mapping in the greater Guwahati areas, engaging the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), said Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Prithivi Majhi while inaugurating a two-day national congress on landslide hazard here today.

The minister also said that all landslide-prone areas of greater Guwahati will also be identified. He also expressed the hope that the participants of the congress would guide the State in this venture.

The participants of the congress in their papers observed that landslide is posing a serious threat to the lives and property of the people in the NE region, which is identified as one of the most vulnerable areas as far as landslide is concerned.

They also laid stress on identifying the nature of landslides area-wise. Around 45 papers were presented in the two technical sessions of the congress today.

Tomorrow, about 20 papers are expected to be presented in the remaining technical session. One general action plan will be drawn up after completion of the technical session tomorrow. The action plan will be distributed among the eight States of the region, including Sikkim, said Pramod Konwar, secretary of the National Institute of Infotech and Management (NIIM), the organisers of the congress.

The programme has been sponsored by the North Eastern Council (NEC). It was attended by PP Srivastav, member, NEC, National Disaster Management Authority�s Dr AK Pachauri, ASDMA principal secretary VK Piparsania, Chief Executive Officer of the ASDMA, Atul Chaturvedi, Jude Hanrique and Geological Survey of India�s UK Mishra, among others, said a press release issued by the organisers.

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Govt to undertake landslide zone mapping

GUWAHATI, Sept 15 � The State Government will immediately take up landslide zone mapping in the greater Guwahati areas, engaging the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), said Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Prithivi Majhi while inaugurating a two-day national congress on landslide hazard here today.

The minister also said that all landslide-prone areas of greater Guwahati will also be identified. He also expressed the hope that the participants of the congress would guide the State in this venture.

The participants of the congress in their papers observed that landslide is posing a serious threat to the lives and property of the people in the NE region, which is identified as one of the most vulnerable areas as far as landslide is concerned.

They also laid stress on identifying the nature of landslides area-wise. Around 45 papers were presented in the two technical sessions of the congress today.

Tomorrow, about 20 papers are expected to be presented in the remaining technical session. One general action plan will be drawn up after completion of the technical session tomorrow. The action plan will be distributed among the eight States of the region, including Sikkim, said Pramod Konwar, secretary of the National Institute of Infotech and Management (NIIM), the organisers of the congress.

The programme has been sponsored by the North Eastern Council (NEC). It was attended by PP Srivastav, member, NEC, National Disaster Management Authority�s Dr AK Pachauri, ASDMA principal secretary VK Piparsania, Chief Executive Officer of the ASDMA, Atul Chaturvedi, Jude Hanrique and Geological Survey of India�s UK Mishra, among others, said a press release issued by the organisers.

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