Amit Shah flood

Guwahati, Oct 08: Union Home Minister Amit Shah has requested the Assam government to plot a long-time period plan to defend the northeastern state from the flood in order that greater improvement can take place.

Almost every year, three to four waves of flood ravage Assam. The common annual loss because of the catastrophe is to the song of Rs two hundred crores, in step with a national authorities website.

“Protection from a flood is a key requirement for the improvement of the nation and attracting enormous non-public investment. The national authorities need to pass past short-time period plans and provide you with a long-time period plan, which could offer safety from flood for many years to come,” Shah stated chairing an assembly right here on Friday.

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The Brahmaputra and Barak rivers with greater than 50 tributaries feeding them, reason devastation in the monsoon each year.

The union home minister, who’s additionally the chairman of the North Eastern Council (NEC), directed the national authorities to put together a concrete motion plan to defend wetlands withinside the nation.

“The wetlands need to be rejuvenated to beautify water-conserving capability and those also can act as reservoirs for the duration of floods,” he stated.