Indian Air Force, Army, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) are being engaged in relief and rescue work

The flood situation remained grim in the State on Monday with more new areas submerged across 16 districts, including some parts of Guwahati city, marooning nearly 14 lakh people in the State. A total of 1,972 villages had come under floodwaters, official sources said. The government has opened 169 relief camps for the marooned, the sources said, adding that over 2.31 lakh people were staying in these relief camps.

CHAMATA: At the very time when several regional organizations of Assam demonstrated to seek a halt on mega dam construction in the lower Subansiri basin, the National Hydroelectric Power Corporatio



The Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR) has blamed the Assam Government for the stalled Pagladiya dam project, holding it responsible for not being able to complete the Zirat survey (property assessment) and land acquisition.

The project is now planned to be relocated to an alternative site and the Brahmaputra Board has been tasked to identify the location.


With the Pagladiya project suffering inordinate delays, the Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR) is toying with the idea of shifting the project to upper reaches to neighbouring Bhutan.

This idea was discussed at a meeting between Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi and Union Minister of State for Water Resources, Vincent H Pala here on Wednesday.

NEW DELHI: Facing stiff opposition from the local people, the Ministry of Water Resources is toying with the idea of shifting the famous Pagladiya Project in Assam to upper reaches, near Bhutan.

This was discussed between the Union Minister of State for Water Resources Vincent Pala and Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi here on Wednesday. The river originates in Bhutan and flows through Assam.