Failure of flood management and flood safety constructions, deforestation/watershed degradation, and encroachment of riverine spots ended up among the main factors as recognised by the federal government for the yearly floods in Assam, the Parliament was educated on Monday.
Amid the other good reasons for the once-a-year flooding in Assam ended up superior-intensity rainfall in shorter length, weak or inadequate drainage/channel potential and substantial silt load, steep slope and transverse gradient direct to erosion and deportation of silt in the plains ensuing in transforming the class of rivers, Minister of Condition for Jal Shakti, Bishweswar Tudu told the Rajya Sabha.
To a question no matter whether the authorities has assessed the impression of annual riverbank erosion brought on by flooding of the Brahmaputra in Assam, he mentioned that in the course of the write-up-Independence period of time, Assam confronted important floods in 1954, 1962, 1972, 1977, 1984, 1988, 1998, 2002, and 2004. Quoting the Point out Water Assets Division (WRD), he claimed: “The severity of the flood trouble of the condition has been more aggravated by erosion on both banking companies of river Brahmaputra and its tributaries.”
To a concern by Rajmani Patel, Tudu said that Assam’s WRD has been applying flood security schemes below Flood Administration Programme, NABARD-RIDF and many others parts from time to time to mitigate the perennial trouble of floods in the point out.
Beneath the Centrally Sponsored FMP, a total of 141 tasks costing Rs 2,383.11 crore have been permitted throughout the XI System and XII Plan. Given that the start off of the XI Approach, total central assistance of Rs 1,286.39 crore has been unveiled to day to Assam.
In addition, the Brahmaputra Board is also utilizing anti-erosion steps at Dhola Hatighuli in Tinsukia district, Majuli Island in Majuli district and Mankachar-Kalair Alga in South Salmara-Mankachar district of Assam, the Minister reported, including, proposals for addressing flood/erosion-prone places/reaches, as for every priorities of the point out authorities, are received by the Central H2o Commission from time to time.
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