Everything is lost’ that’s the tales of life on the edge of the Brahmaputra. Floods are a way of life in this region and the erosion at the Brahmaputra basin is a major problem in Garo hills.
The yearly floods have become a part of life and ecosystems have developed methods to deal with this as floods are an annual phenomenon and submerge land and houses for some time; erosion causes more damage in terms of the land and property.
With an aim to get first-hand ground information and find a solution, Meghalaya water resources minister, Brolding Nongsiej during his maiden visit to Garo hills, visited the existing projects and the eroded areas in Quajani village caused by Brahmaputra river in Rajabala.
Accompanied by local MLA Dr. Azad Zaman along with CE, SE, EE, SDO, and all the water resource officials, the Minister assured that he will take up the erosion matter with Brahmaputra Board.
The State Government is preparing a roadmap to protect its land as it envisions to develop the Garo hills belt.
Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma recently reviewed projects under the Water Resources Department under anti-erosion and flood protection work.
Out of the projects, 720 minor irrigation projects have been found completed and these projects have created irrigational potential in 54701.66 hectares of land.
Another 69 projects were completed under anti-erosion and flood protection works. EOM