Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday met some senior scientists from IIT-Guwahati and CSIR-North East Institute of Science and Technology and requested them to conduct a study on the reported tremors at Baghjan areas following the blow out of a condensate gas well.
It may be noted that Sonowal on his visit to Baghjan area along with union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday announced that a scientific study would be conducted to unearth the reasons leading to repeated tremors around the fire blowout areas.
Chief Minister Sonowal while meeting the scientists of CSIR-North East Institute of Science and Technology drew their attention to State government’s importance to maintain sanctity and balance of environment and requested them to conduct the study into reported tremors in the area and submit a report, for the government to take appropriate and time-bound steps.
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati will also provide its expert guidance into the study and Oil India Limited would provide all inputs relevant to conduct the study.
Director CSIR-North East Institute of Science and Technology Dr G. Narahari Sastry including senior scientists of the institution, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT-G, Dr Sajal Kanti Deb, Additional Chief Secretary Jishnu Baruah, Chief Minister’s Principal Secretary Sanjay Lohiya along with others were present at the meeting.