The North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC) and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will conduct a joint study on diverting water of river Brahmaputra to wetland during monsoon.
A total of 59,02 sq km of wetland have been identified to where the Brahmaputra water would be diverted.
Informing about the proposed study, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said if the plan becomes success, it would immensely benefit Assam.
Sarma said the Assam government is proposing to start a pilot project involving the Central Water Commission, Jal Shakti Ministry and the Water Resources Department.
Assam chief minister Sarma discussed the issue with Union Home Minister Amit Shah during a special meeting of the North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC) in Shillong.
Sarma thanked Shah for guiding the Assam government on the proposed project.
“I thank Hon HM Sri @AmitShah for guiding us in meeting of NESAC Society. The joint study by NESAC &
@isro on diverting Brahmaputra water during monsoon to 5902 sq km of wetland is likely to immensely benefit Assam. We are proposing a pilot for this involving CWC, Jal Shakti & WRD,” chief minister Sarma tweeted.
It has been planned to divert the Brahmaputra river during monsoon in order to save Assam from the flood fury.
Due to floods, every year, Assam loses many lives and huge areas of cropland are submerged by flood waters.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) before the Assam Assembly election 2021 promised that it would work for a flood-free Assam if comes to power.
Chief minister Sarma said NESAC will guide the Assam government on use of space technology for flood control, wetland management, agriculture development and preservation of forest cover.
“NESAC is going to be significantly critical in guiding us on use of space technology for flood control, wetland management, preservation of forest cover in the region, agriculture development, monitoring of inter-state border management etc.” he further tweeted.
NESAC is going to be significantly critical in guiding us on use of space technology for flood control, wetland management, preservation of forest cover in the region, agriculture development, monitoring of inter-state border management etc. pic.twitter.com/Lc6v9CKH9G
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) July 24, 2021