Govt announces Rs 207 crore project for protection of #Majuli island

by - 12:57 PM

A Rs 207 crore project for protection and development of world's biggest river island Majuli was announced by the Centre on Tuesday.

Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region Dr Jitendra Singh has announced to provide 207 crore rupees for protection and development of the world heritage island Majuli located along river Brahmaputra in Assam.

The amount earmarked by the Ministry of DoNER will be spent primarily for safeguarding the land loss due to erosion and to protect the 80 km length of the bank line on the right bank of river Brahmaputra along world famous Majuli island.

Largest river island of the world, Majuli district , covers an area of around 340 miles. Nearly 1 lakh 60 thousand people reside at the Majuli river island which is one of the prime tourists destination of North East.

Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal already decided to promote Majuli as a spiritual, cultural and heritage centre in the world stage. This is an effort by the Centre for the upliftment of the island.

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