GUWAHATI: Assam government has announced that a rehabilitation policy would soon be taken up by government for the flood and erosion hit landless people.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal visited Rohmoria in Dibrugarh and announced three schemes totaling Rs.25 crore for finding permanent solution to the problem of erosion caused by River Brahmaputra in the area.
Three other schemes were announced by the state government in December last year for a total cost of Rs. 18 crore which are at different stages of implementation. The three schemes announced would provide protection to the villages of Liting Gaon, Rohmoria Gaon and Bogori Tola Lukasoni Gaon in Rohmoria from erosion. He also took stock of progress in the porcupine construction work carried out under SDRF in Rohmoria.
After interacting with the local people, the Chief Minister announced that a rehabilitation policy would soon be taken up by the state government for the flood and erosion hit landless people. He also received a memorandum from Rohmoria Gorakhohonia Pratirodh Sangrami Mancha.
Sonowal informed that a total of 25 lakh people in 28 districts have been affected by the current wave of flood in the state. Erosion has also affected many districts in the state and the state government has been giving priority on construction of embankments for providing protection form flood and erosion.
Saying that erosion has been a perennial problem of the areas under Rohmoria, Sonowal stated that people here have been carrying on with democratic movements to bring permanent solution to the problem. State Government has been dedicatedly pursuing the objective of permanently solving the issue of flood and erosion in the state and for that purpose, a joint river management mechanism has been mooted with other North Eastern States and Bhutan, he said. He also informed that dredging in Brahmaputra would take place as soon as the dredgers arrive.