As a part of efforts to forestall annual floods in Assam, a pilot challenge to divert water from the Brahmaputra and its tributaries in the course of the monsoon might be initiated quickly, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma stated immediately.
Stopping annual floods in Assam was among the many BJP’s key guarantees forward of the state polls this 12 months by which the celebration returned to energy.
Talking to the media in Shillong, Mr Sarma stated the challenge might be launched by the North Japanese House Purposes Centre (NESAC) in Dhemaji district and that water might be diverted to wetlands to forestall floods.
The Meghalaya-based NESAC is a joint initiative of the Division of House and the North Japanese Council and is tasked with addressing geographic challenges within the area via area mapping know-how.
A particular assembly of NESAC was held on Saturday within the presence of Union Residence Minister Amit Shah who was on a go to to Meghalaya.
Mr Sarma stated the choice relating to the launch of the pilot challenge was taken throughout this assembly.
I thank Hon HM Sri @AmitShah for guiding us in assembly of NESAC Society. The joint research by NESAC & @isro on diverting Brahmaputra water throughout monsoon to 5902 sq km of wetland is more likely to immensely profit Assam. We’re proposing a pilot for this involving CWC, Jal Shakti & WRD pic.twitter.com/sE4U73w6nm
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) July 24, 2021
“As a pilot challenge, they’ve recognized sure areas in Dhemaji district the place extra water from Brahmaputra River could be diverted in the course of the monsoon,” he stated Sunday.
Dhemaji is among the many most flood susceptible areas in Assam. Final June, floods within the district affected over 15,000 folks throughout 61 villages and broken crops unfold throughout 3,474 hectares.
Final week, Mr Sarma had stated consultants of Indian House Analysis Organisation (ISRO) and NESAC have recognized over 5,000 sq km of wetlands the place extra water from the Brahmaputra could be diverted in the course of the monsoon to forestall floods.
Within the run-up to the Meeting polls in Assam earlier this 12 months, Residence Minister Shah had stated in a rally that the centre will determine wetlands and waterbodies via satellite tv for pc mapping and divert Brahmaputra’s water there to forestall flooding.