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Assam flood control project gets Plan panel approval

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on October 12, 2012 Published on October 12, 2012

The Planning Commission has given nod to investment clearance of the scheme to protect Makadhuj area in Assam’s Kamrup district from the erosion of River Brahmaputra.

The project is estimated to cost Rs 14.2078 crore at the price level of 2011-12. It will be completed by 2013-14 and Plan accounts would be closed by March 31, 2014, a Plan panel release said here on Friday.

It said the project may be executed according to the approved outlays in the State Annual Plan.

The Plan panel said the State Government should ensure regular maintenance before and after each monsoon season and even during execution of works.

“For ensuring safer passage of flood water through villages as well as intra-village and inter-village drainage of flood water, the State Government should provide non-return valves at suitable locations of the flood embankment so that flood water from country side may discharge into the main channel,” it added.

Published on October 12, 2012
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