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CM visits erosion-hit Rohmoria, announces three schemes
Staff Correspondent

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal visiting a relief camp at Bindhakota in Dibrugarh district, on Monday. – UB Photos
 DIBRUGARH, July 13 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today announced three additional anti-erosion schemes for flood and erosion-affected Rohmoria area under Chabua revenue circle.

 The three schemes amounting to Rs 25 crore altogether was announced by the Chief Minister during his visit to the erosion-affected area today. He was accompanied by Minister for Water Resources Keshab Mahanta, Lahoal MLA Rituparna Baruah, senior officials from the district and the Department of Water Resources.

The Chief Minister said that the three earlier projects amounting to Rs 18 crore, was sanctioned in December last. “The earlier projects as also three additional projects of Rs 25 crore will be utilized for the anti-erosion works in the area,” said Sonowal.

Sonowal took stock of the alarming erosion in the area and also visited some of the relief camps nearby. He also announced during his visit that the government will soon come up with a policy to rehabilitate all the landless and flood and erosion-affected people of the State.

Till midnight some 92 villages and 7 municipality wards have been submerged. However, as per the latest assessment report flood waters have receded from four villages and five municipality wards. A population of about 52760 people, 64,338 cattle (big and small), some 13330 poultry and a crop area of 4267 hectares, have been reported affected in the flood. There are altogether nine relief camps, seven of which are in Chabua.

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