GUWAHATI, Aug 7: Bajai Khaiti Village in the Dhing constituency has been facing erosive impacts from the Brahmaputra River since Sunday, causing concern among the local residents. Upon learning of the situation, Assam water resource minister, Pijush Hazarika, took prompt action to address the issue.
Minister Pijush Hazarika engaged with the departmental engineer immediately after being informed about the erosion. To tackle the problem, the minister ordered the dispatch of 4000 geo-bags to the affected area. These geo-bags will be utilised as a preventive measure to counter the erosive force of the river.
Efforts to prevent further erosion have already begun at the location. As part of the response plan, construction work has commenced for a supplementary short embankment adjacent to the existing one, aimed at safeguarding its integrity and protecting the village from further damage.
In his commitment to resolving the issue swiftly, minister Pijush Hazarika personally inspected the site on Monday. During the inspection, he instructed the departmental engineer to fortify and widen the primary embankment, further bolstering the protective measures.
The residents of Bajai Khaiti Village have expressed relief and gratitude for the prompt response and actions taken by the water resource minister to address the erosion issue. The ongoing efforts will help mitigate the impact of the Brahmaputra River’s erosive forces and protect the village and its residents from potential damages caused by the river’s unpredictable course.