JORHAT, April 23 - Majuli Deputy Commissioner Deba Prasad Mishra today expressed his deep displeasure over slow progress in the anti-erosion works being carried out by a private firm across the Brahmaputra island under the supervision of the Brahmaputra Board.
A district administration source said that Mishra, while reviewing the progress of the Rs 160-crore project to protect Majuli from continuous massive erosion, in a meeting chaired by him at his office, took serious view over the work being done in a �very slow� pace by the firm TK Engineering Consultancy.
The DC had directed the Brahmaputra Board and the TK Engineering Consultancy officials to his office after receiving complaints that work undertaken by the firm was not progressing well.
The source said that the DC asked for explanation for delay in the works under way across the island from officials of the Brahmaputra Board and the private firm present in the meeting, and directed them to submit the same to him.
The source said Mishra reminded the officials that failing to complete the works before the arrival of the rainy season will adversely impact hundreds of people of Majuli residing in the erosion-hit riverine areas.
The DC pointed out that as per the assurance given by the Brahmaputra Board officials on April 6 in the presence of the Board�s Chairman Sanjoy Kundu to complete a certain amount of work by this month, has not been followed upon.
The source said that Mishra directed the Brahmaputra Board officials to file progress report of work done on a daily basis to his office. Several senior police and administration officials attended the meeting.