Anti-erosion project for Brahmaputra approved

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 14:45

New Delhi: The Planning Commission on Wednesday gave
investment clearance for an anti-erosion project along the
Brahmaputra river in Assam.

The Rs 8.35 crore project will cover areas between
Uluberi and Borigaon in Assam and is expected to be completed
within the current financial year, an official release said.

The project will be funded under the approved outlays in
the state`s Annual Plan.

It envisages anti-erosion measures along the South bank
of the river.

The scheme aims at protecting an 8,000-hectare area
comprising cultivated and home stead land, besides public
properties.

Over 1.5 lakh people in the project area are expected to
benefit from the scheme.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 14:45

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