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Assam CM assures to end erosion in Maijan area of Dibrugarh

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DIBRUGARH, Oct 16: Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday inspected the erosion-affected embankment in Maijan area of Dibrugarh district and gave assurance that urgent measures would be taken to address the problem.

He also said that his government would provide assistance to the families who have lost their land and houses to erosion in the area.

“Over the last few days, the water resources department has been taking urgent steps to check erosion. We are hopeful of being successful in the endeavour,” Sarma told reporters here.

He said that efforts were being made to find a permanent solution for the problem.

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“The government will do everything within its might to prevent erosion. Local people and workers of adjoining tea gardens are also helping us. Many people have lost their land, their houses here. The government will extend its assistance to them,” the chief minister said.

Sarma reviewed the repair work being undertaken at the embankment and asked all agencies to work in a concerted manner for a time-bound solution.

The embankment in Maijan area is crucial for keeping Dibrugarh town safe from floods.

Sarma said, “The Water Resources Department has taken some steps to stop the ongoing erosion at Maijan. We will take permanent measures to solve the erosion problem.”

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“The Water Resources Department has been working and tea garden workers are helping them to stop the ongoing erosion at Maijan. After the receding of the water some anti-erosion measures can be taken,” he said.

The erosion poses a serious threat to the historic Dibrugarh town. Many people were shifted to safer places after their houses were washed away in the river Brahmaputra.

The chief minister was accompanied by water resources department minister Pijush Hazarika, union minister of state for petroleum and natural gas Rameswar Teli, Dibrugarh MLA Prasanta Phukan, Lahowal MLA Binod Hazarika and officials of the water resources department.


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