ENCROACHMENT

Eastern Panorama|June 2020

ENCROACHMENT
A MATTER OF CONCERN

Despite huge potential in the field of tourism and fishery water bodies of the two central Assam districts – Nagaon and Morigaon fail to see the light of hope.

During the last two decades, both New Delhi and Dispur spent money in crores under different government programmes to renovate the central Assam water bodies, but lack of long term strategies, fund misuse and people’s ignorance stand on the way of success. Situation takes a turn for the worst in flood porn Morigaon district where encroached water bodies gave birth to artificial deluge during monsoon.

As per government record, Nagaon has more than 322 major water bodies and 11852-hectare areas covered by low lying belt. It is 8113 hectares in case of Morigaon. Number of known water bodies in Morigaon is 110.

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