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Assam Governor to ask Centre for permanent solution to flood
GUWAHATI: Governor of Assam Prof. Jagdish Mukhi who undertook an aerial survey of the flood affected areas of the state on Thursday, said that he would recommend to the Centre for finding out a permanent solution to the flood and erosion of the state.
As the state continues to reel under grim flood situation with the deluge affected 26 districts causing large scale devastation to human and animal lives, physical infrastructure and crops, Governor Prof. Mukhi took stock of the prevailing flood situation and said that since flood and erosion continue to play havoc in the state for years together, their permanent and scientific solution can save the state and its people from their catastrophic effect.
He said, “My experience over the last three years as the Governor of the state convinced me that every year flood creates havoc leaving people, animal and the physical infrastructures in tatter. Therefore, taking on the problem annually will not suffice and therefore, I would recommend and reach out to the Centre for its help to find out the permanent and scientific solution to this perennial problem”.
He also observed that though the rivers like the Brahmaputra, Dhnasiri, Jia Bharali, Kopili, Beki, Gaurang, Kushiyara and others are the lifelines of the people of Assam, they need to be tamed during the monsoon season and for that a long-term, exhaustive study is required.
The Governor undertook the aerial survey of flood situation in Baksa, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Goalpara, Dhubri and Udalguri districts and asked the government to reach out to every affected person.
As the state is battling against twin problems of flood and COVID19 pandemic, Prof. Mukhi said that in this extraordinary situation every effort is being made to reach out to the people adhering to all safety protocols so that the pandemic does not further flare up and the people can be rescued and re-capacitated with necessary government intervention during this deluge.