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How The Problem Of Flood & Soil Erosion Can Be Solved Permanently In Assam?

Every year in Assam, the recurring problem of flood and erosion causes huge loss to life and property in the State. With thousands of people left homeless in inundated areas and ...

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Every year in Assam, the recurring problem of flood and erosion causes huge loss to life and property in the State. With thousands of people left homeless in inundated areas and several hectares of agricultural land being destroyed, flood has left a huge dent in the socio-economic structure of the State.

With the objective of permanently solving the problem of flood and erosion in the State, Government of Assam has decided that dredging will be carried out in the riverbeds and tributaries of Brahmaputra and Barak from this month onwards. The Central Government has also directed a committee with a budget of Rs. 100 cr. to study the Brahmaputra River and its tributaries, so that a feasible solution could be found. This will help in strengthening the condition of existing embankments along with expanding rural connectivity.

The government of Assam seeks suggestions/inputs from its citizen to arrive at a permanent solution to control flood and erosion in the State.

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rinku buragohain 2 days 16 hours ago

“Bendway weir”is a popular concept for reducing the soil erosion and flood problems.This technique has been implemented in the Mississippi river since 1989 to resolve the same problems.

http://www.engr.colostate.edu/CIVE510/Lectures/Bendway%20weir%20design%2...
Some important approaches:
-Flood barriers,http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26133660
-River re-meandering process,http://evidence.environment-agency.gov.uk/FCERM/en/SC060065/MeasuresList...

JINTU KAKATI 3 days 16 hours ago

Silting is a major problem for floods in Assam , due to hilly areas with lots of fast flowing rivers this is a major concern I think , every year river beds going up, we have to constantly monitor this situation and if possible have to dig out those silt s , with those silts we can make some higher grounds for safe shelter, and also relocation can be a permanent solution of damaging floods , every year same districts or people got affected by the floods , relocation will make some difference.

Tapan Kumar Roy 4 days 4 hours ago

I take an opportunity to express my opinion in regards towards the proposed schemes of the Govt for a permanent solution of flood and erosion problem of rivers in Assam.
This opinion is my personal and based on my experience which I have aquired during my 36 yrs of service in the Dept.till my retirement from the Dept from the post of Addl.C.E.
Kokrajhar Zone (BTC) in the yr.2009
Express my in brief without any explanation because of posity of space if require

Sumit 4 days 12 hours ago

More and controlled connectivity between water bodies along with new mechanism to collect and remove unwanted silt from rivers on continuous basis can help in reducing flood problems of the state.

Ramakrishna Lakshmanan 6 days 4 hours ago

Depth of storm water drains should be increased, Capacity of existing canals and dams may be increased if possible, construction of more canals and dams need to be undertaken. More wells and tanks for water storage should be built. Planting of trees will help in reducing soil erosion to some extent. Proposal for linking of rivers should be considered strongly.