Guwahati/ 21st September’2017 (Prag News Desk): Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia chaired a meeting to discuss issues on the devastating flood that had occurred recently in Lakhimpur district due to release of surplus water from the Ranganadi hydroelectric project.
The meeting discussed the problems with the NEEPCO authority, representative of the central and district committees of the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) and experts from IIT Guwahati. Here, the responsibilityof conducting research citing the causes of the flood caused by Ranganadi project was given to Prof Arup Kumar Sarma of IIT Guwahati. He was further directed to submit a detailed report to the State government in consultation with the representatives of the AJYCP and NEEPCO authorities within one month, the reports will be send across to the Union Ministry of Power.
The Chief Secretary requested the representatives of the NEEPCO to sort out solutions to avoid the devastating situation arising out of the Ranganadi project. Incidentally, the NEEPCO Chairman was not present during the meeting, his absence is unruly as NEEPCO is facing the heat of the people of Assam voiced by AASU and several other non-government organization. The opposition too had recently called for the closing for NEEPCO.
Realising the damage caused due to release of excess water from the Ranganadi project, the Chief Secretary further asked the Lakhimpur deputy commissioner to prepare and submit a proposal to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).