Brahmaputra Board Bill Coming up

Published: 20th June 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th June 2015 04:32 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: The Union Government is planning to introduce a Bill for the restructuring of Brahmaputra Board in the Monsoon Session of Parliament.

The Bill aims at improving the board’s efficiency and functioning to control floods, erosion and landslides caused by the river and its tributary in the northeast.

Chairing the eighth meeting of the High Powered Review Board on Brahmaputra River, Union Minister for Water Resources Uma Bharti said the move to restructure the board into the North-East Brahmaputra River Rejuvenation Authority comes in the wake of northeastern states expressing their dissatisfaction over the functioning of the Brahmaputra Board and seeking its revamp.

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, Arunachal Water Resources Minister Kamlung Mosang along with other officials from the northeastern states attended the meeting.

A meeting of CMs from the region will be convened soon.


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