Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday expressed his displeasure over the quality of erosion protection project being carried out by the Brahmaputra Board in Majuli.
Sonowal visited the erosion-hit Bhakat Chapori village in Majuli district and inspected the erosion protection work done with geo bags being implemented by the Brahmaputra Board.
The Assam CM after inspecting the implementation work said that quality of work was not up to the mark.
Sonowal said the Brahmaputra Board has been told to initiate actions against the erring engineers.
After receiving a series of complaints, the state government expressed its reservations and displeasure and only after that, Brahmaputra Board chairman Rajiv Yadav rushed to Majuli and took stock of the work.
Sonowal said the safety and security of the people are of paramount importance and under no circumstances his government would tolerate any deviation of that.
The CM also stated that the Brahmaputa Board would again undertake restoration work of the affected areas within two weeks as the water level recedes.
He also said no slackness would be tolerated and the government would fix responsibilities.
Sonowal said the people of Majuli whole-heartedly want to get rid of the scourge of erosion.
So in tune with the expectations of the people of Majuli, the government would never shy of taking any steps to serve the people, he said.
The CM further said the engineers responsible for negligence of protection work of erosion-hit Bhakat Chapori village would be dealt with sternly.
Sonowal, who represents the Majuli Assembly constituency, later held a meeting with the functionaries of the Brahmaputra Board where he had a threadbare discussion on the project work.
Assam State Minority Welfare Board chairman Mominul Awal, deputy commissioner Deba Prasad Misra, senior officers and engineers of the Brahmaputra Board were present during the CM’s visit to the island district.