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World Bank to draft plan to tackle flood, erosion in Assam

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

The would draft a five-year plan to tackle the flood and problem of Assam, its Junaid said today.

Ahmed said it would draft the plan based on latest technologies for a holistic approach to tackle the problem, and include initiatives for constructive use of the excess water generated by the river during monsoon, apart from mitigating flood and

The will also actively consider how to improve navigation facility in river Brahmaputra, Ahmed told Chief Minister

The would consider replicating the technology of a Netherland-based firm it utilised to control the Huang-He river of China, in case of taming the as well, he said.

Sonowal told the delegation that the flood and caused by has become a major challenge for the state, and that of the excess water during monsoon and channelising was the call of the hour.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 22:55 IST