Assam: Anti-erosion geo-bag project work at Rohmoria halted due to floods
By Avik Chakraborty
The ongoing anti-erosion project from Rohmoria High secondary school to Bogoritulia in Dibrugarh has been halted due to flood and rising water levels of Brahmaputra.
The geo-bag technology to stop erosion along the banks of the Brahmaputra river is a project implemented by the government at a cost of Rs 17 crore.
The state government has approved three anti-erosion schemes at a cost of Rs 25 crore in Rohmoria area to protect the villages of Liting Gaon, Rohmoria Gaon and Bogori Tola Lukasoni Gaon from being eroded.
Rohmoria has witnessed erosion on a large scale over the years with over 2000 people being displaced to date.
The government has meanwhile formed a monitoring committee to look after the ongoing geo-bag project work in Dibrugarh so that things could be worked out at the earliest.
Earlier, State Water Resources Minister, Pijush Hazarika, visited Rohmoria to take stock of the geo-bag work, and instructed the officials to carry out erosion-control works on a war footing.
(Edited by Shankar Kumar Turha)
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