14th May 2024 09:05:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

PASIGHAT, May 14: Dr. Ranbir Singh IAS (Retired), Chairman Brahmaputra Board, Ministry of Jal Shakti, GoI, visited Pasighat on May 12 and 13. During his tour, Singh visited two projects located at Remi and Oyan being executed by Brahmaputra Board under Itanagar Division. He also visited two project sites which are in proposal stage proposed under FMBAP by WRD Pasighat Division. Those are erosion control and flood management work at Siang river and  erosion control and flood management work over Sibokorong.
During an informal meeting with the DC, SP, CE (E/Z) and CE (W/Z) of WRD, the Chairman stated that the Brahmaputra Board is always ready to give technical guidance to the state of Arunachal Pradesh and needs cooperation in return. He also informed that the State should have its own State Water Policy and Flood Plain Zoning Act to avail the centrally funded schemes.
During the discussion, the Chief Engineers of WRD urged the Brahmaputra Board to initiate the upgradation process of Basin wise Master Plan of all basin of Arunachal Pradesh. They also informed the visiting Chairman regarding the pending liabilities amounting to Rs. 2.52 Crore in respect of FMP schemes and appealed the Board for early clearance.
Deputy Commissioner Tayi Taggu requested both Brahmaputra Board and Water Resources Department to come up with nature based schemes in the future. He opined that the natural course of river should not be disturbed. Taggu also informed that in the Adi belt area all the rivers and streams have ownership which is a good practice because this makes the protection of river/stream and its catchment area easier and effective.

Kenter Joya Riba

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