Assam water resources minister Pijush Hazarika on Thursday visited Kokrajhar to take stock of the problems of floods and erosion facing the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR).

The minister attended a review meeting with Bodoland Territorial Council chief executive member Pramod Boro and several senior officials to discuss the issues.

The minister sought detailed information from the department concerned on the flood and erosion problems and measures that need to be taken in the four districts of Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri.

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Hazarika also visited the construction sites of the Kokrajhar Medical College and Hospital at Beswargaon.

He also visited the Gaurang river in Kokrajhar to take stock of the erosion problem.

“I have sought the detailed information on the rivers and erosion caused by them in the BTR so that immediate measures can be taken to address these issues effectively,” said Pijush Hazarika.

The minister will also tour Chirang on Friday and take stock of the flood situation there.

Rinoy Basumatary

Rinoy Basumatary is Northeast Now Correspondent in Kokrajhar. He can be reached at: