Guwahati, Might 14: The Centre has launched for Assam Rs 125 crore from its Flood Management Fund for the present fiscal, an official launch stated on Friday.

Minister for Water Sources Pijush Hazarika referred to as on Union Minister of Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in Delhi on Friday and thanked him for the help, it stated.

Hazarika additionally requested Shekhawat to launch extra funds underneath the scheme within the coming days for facilitating initiatives that would make Assam freed from flood menace.

He famous that central funds underneath the programme had been discontinued since 2016 attributable to anomalies dedicated by the erstwhile authorities. The water assets minister acknowledged that the funds had been launched this yr by the Jal Shakti Ministry because of the “relentless efforts” of Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

The state authorities is planning to take up a complete undertaking to create ponds close to rivers as a part of its measures to manage water stage within the rivers throughout the monsoon season, the discharge added.

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