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Oil India Limited top brass including Biswajit Roy, director (HR&BD), Prasanta Borkakoty, ED (HR&A) and Ashok Das, ED(HR&BD), corporate Office on Wednesday interacted with the patients from Baghjan relief camps who were admitted in OIL hospital at Assam’s Duliajan for availing treatment for routine ailments including pregnant cases.

A total of 11 patients were admitted, out of whom three were discharged on Wednesday.

As part of health awareness programme, the Anganwadi workers and helpers organized exercise and yoga sessions for the children in relief camps at Baghjan.

A radio bulletin called Baghjan Barta is broadcasted by All India Radio (AIR), Dibrugarh every day at 7:10 pm and repeat broadcast next day at 7:30 am.

This initiative by Oil India Limited to inform the stakeholders about the progress in capping the well at Baghjan#5 and related activities was launched on June 13 last.

The fifth episode was broadcast on Wednesday evening at 7:10 pm.

The programme can also be heard on various social media platforms of AIR, Dibrugarh.

“Regular monitoring of air quality, water quality, noise level and presence of gas (lower explosive limit) is being carried out by OIL at wellsite. Environment Impact Assessment study is in progress by M/s ERM India Pvt. Limited, a NABET accredited consultant to carry out the Environment & Ecological survey within the vicinity of BGN#5 including Dibru-Saikhowa National Park & Maguri–Motapung Beel. Preliminary assessment by TERI team is in progress at site for studying air quality and noise level monitoring around Baghjan,” an OIL press statement stated.

Meanwhile, preliminary assessment by TERI team is in progress at site carrying out bioremediation of sludge in OIL’s installations using a technology developed in-house by R&D Department of OIL.

“Study using seismological technique on tremor report from the neighboring areas is being conducted by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – North East Institute of Science & Technology, Jorhat facilitated by Govt. of Assam. Arrangements are being made for seismologists to come to site with requisite equipment,” an OIL official said.

According to him, preliminary assessment on vegetation impact survey on plants & tea garden was conducted by Assam Agricultural University.

They have been further requested to start post fire damage assessment study to assess the damage to the crops/tree/plants (paddy/tea/fruit/vegetation) in surrounding area of Baghjan.

“Nine trucks loaded with materials for Bailey Bridge mobilized from 3 Corps Indian Army, Misamari, Tezpur is in transit.

Two more trucks are being loaded and 6 more trucks will be loaded today with remaining materials for the bridge and shall depart for Baghjan,” an official said.

Vehicles carrying second load of equipment/materials mobilized from ONGC–Rajamundry is in transit. The other two vehicles carrying equipment/materials mobilized from ONGC- Vadodara is also in transit.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com