GUWAHATI, Dec 15 � A team of the World Bank on a preparatory mission on flood and anti-erosion related projects in the State held discussions with Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at his official residence late evening yesterday.
The World Bank team informed the Chief Minister that they have visited the flood-prone areas of Morigaon and Palasbari to get a first hand account of the situation there. The team apprised the Chief Minister that their visit would be followed by other teams from the World Bank.
The team would visit the flood affected areas of the State to make an in-depth study for project preparation on a long term basis to control flood and erosion in those areas.
They also informed that Chief Minister that water resource management including watershed management, reclamation of land, desiltation and soil conservation among others, would be intrinsic parts of the latest technology driven projects to tackle flood and erosion in the State.
An expert team would study the impact of flooding in the plains of the State following the heavy rush of flood waters from the hills of neighbouring NE States during monsoons. For that, the expert team would visit some States adjoining Assam to closely study the situation there and to adopt suitable action plan accordingly. The team also told Gogoi that they would raise the capacity building of the engineers of the State Water Resources Department through intensive training.