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Rs 75 Crore Conservation Scheme Launched to Safeguard Brahmaputra Riverbanks in Dibrugarh, Assam

  • Assam

In a significant move, a conservation scheme amounting to Rs 75 crore was inaugurated in Assam’s Dibrugarh district, led by Dibrugarh MLA Prasant Phukan. The initiative targets the protection of a 7 km stretch along the Brahmaputra river from erosion. The scheme includes the construction of two crucial spars, funded through NABARD’s Infrastructure Development Assistance, utilizing geo bags worth Rs 25 crore as an integral part of the security system in the vulnerable Mohanaghat area.

MLA Prasant Phukan emphasized the severity of waterlogging challenges faced by the district, particularly in barrier areas, and highlighted the proactive nature of the anti-erosion policy. The flooding issue in Dibrugarh is attributed to changes in the upper reaches of the Brahmaputra River. The concerted efforts underscore the authorities’ commitment to addressing environmental challenges and ensuring the safety of vulnerable areas, plants, and habitats.

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