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Sonowal warns contractors for delaying Majuli protection works

IANS  |  Majuli 

Irked by the slow pace of implementation of protection project, Chief on Friday warned of taking legal action against erring organisation if they fail to complete the project within stipulated time frame.

Reviewing the progress of the project at on Friday ,the Chief said the organisation will have to face the music if they are unable to show satisfactory progress in executing the project.

The project -- which was allotted to on November 24 last year -- has a time frame of 18 months which will expire in May, 2019. The project entails 27 km long erosion protection work for a total cost of Rs 200 crore.

Saying that the protection of the river island is an emotional issue for the people of as is the seat of the state's Vaishnavite culture and heritage, stated that any negligence on the organisation's part in implementing the project would result in severe action against it.

Terming the project for Majuli protection as the manifestation of Prime Narendra Modi's commitment towards Assam, urged the and the organisation to work with dedication and sincerity in implementing the project so that the people of the state can heave a sigh of relief.

The also said Chandan Brahma, who is in-charge minister for looking after the Majuli affairs, would again hold a review meeting next month for the project and if any lapse is found, legal action would be taken accordingly.

Directing to submit the action plan for project implementation to Brahmaputra Board, Sonowal instructed the of the Board Rajiv Yadav to strictly monitor the progress of the project.

Both the Central and the state governments have come forward to solve the perennial problems facing the river island and must win the people's trust here through their work, he stated.

"People need solutions, not excuses. The delay in implementation of the project has raised serious doubts in the people's minds and the newly appointed of the Board must strive hard to fulfil the expectations of the public from the Board," Sonowal said.

of the Rajiv Yadav informed that T.K. Engineering has already been penalised with a fine of Rs 1.6 crore for the delay in implementing the project and in future too, such actions would be taken for slow pace of work.

Apart from the Majuli protection project, other projects implemented by the Board at Nimatighat and Morigaon and different flood management projects were also discussed in the meeting.

--IANS

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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 00:58 IST
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