Union home minister Amit Shah said on March 15 said that to permanently solve the chronic problem of floods in Assam and other Northeast states, ambitious projects would be undertaken for which satellite survey is presently underway.
Addressing a Town Hall meeting in Guwahati, Amit Shah said that after the satellite survey, large water reservoirs and water channels would be created to divert the flood waters of Assam and other Northeast states.
“We’ve laid foundations for strong infrastructure that would lead to a prosperous Assam. For this, we would have to free the state of floods. Around 38 per cent of Assam is affected by floods during the monsoon. The BJP government would solve the problem of flooding in Assam and other Northeast states permanently,” he said at the gathering organised at the Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra in Guwahati.
The home minister said that many large water reservoirs and water channels, if created, would also facilitate tourism in Assam and other Northeast states.