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Voluntary organisation resents govt’s land allotment move
Staff Reporter
 GUWAHATI, Dec 14 - Voluntary organisation Save Guwahati Build Guwahati (SGBG) has resented the arbitrary move of the state government to allot two plots of land, measuring over 37 bighas in total, of the Assam Water Research and Management Institute (AWRMI), at the Basistha Chariali area, to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and for the proposed World Trade Centre.

In a statement issued here today, SGBG president Krishna K Barooah and general secretary Satyen Doloi said the move of the state government is going to hit the flood and erosion-hit people of the State hard. The government's move is tantamount to strangulating an institute established for such works about 68 years back.

The move speaks of the arrogance of Dispur which has turned a deaf ear to all the logical arguments of the scientific community for improving the infrastructure to conduct a scientific study for the purpose of finding ways to solve the problems related to flood and erosion, said the voluntary organisation.

It needs to be mentioned here that the state government has forced the revenue department to declare the above two plots of the AWRMI 'vacant government land' to facilitate the allotment of the same to the ruling party for its ambitious World Trade Centre. This will have an adverse impact on the AWRMI functioning and its future, it added.

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