• 5000 sq km wetland identified to divert Brahmaputra water to control flood in the state: Assam CM

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    Shillong: The North Eastern Space Application Centre (NESAC) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have identified over 5000 sq km wetland which could be used to divert Brahmaputra water during monsoon to control flood in the state, Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma said this in a special meeting of the North Eastern Space Application Centre (NESAC) Society chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah at its headquarter at Umiam, Shillong.

    As per official report, issues related to use of space technology for flood control, preservation of forest cover in the region etc. were also discussed in the meeting.

    During the meeting CM Sarma put forward to take up a pilot project for flood control involving Central Water Commission under Jal Shakti Ministry and Water Resources Department of the State. Moreover, CM Sarma recommended monitoring of forests at inter-state border by using space technology.

    As per report later, in evening Amit Shah held a meeting with all the Chief Ministers of Northeastern States at Shillong to discuss on the issues related to border disputes, insurgency, human trafficking, drugs and others.

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