BRAHMAPUTRA SWALLOWED 4.27 LAKH HECTARES LAND: PIJUSH HAZARIKA

The mighty Brahmaputra has gulped 4.27 lakh hectares of lands because of erosion, greatly influencing development in the state, water resource minister Pijush Hazarika informed the assembly on Wednesday.

In a reply to a question, he said that flood and erosion are the main disasters caused by the Brahmaputra and Barak rivers and their tributaries

In view of the same, the Water Resource department has been implementing erosion protection schemes time to time as per necessity, he said.

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