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Will reclaim erosion-hit land: Gogoi

The Assam government is set to launch a mega project to reclaim the land the state lost over the years because of erosion. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi announced it on Wednesday in
Sualkuchi where he said that a pilot project is in the pipeline to reclaim the eroded land . He said it will be a first of its kind project as part of the efforts to stop erosion. He hoped that the pilot project to be implemented within six months and if the project is found successful the same technology would be applicable across the erosion-hit state. The land reclamation project will be implemented with the help of Asian Development Bank. Notably, the government has already set up an expert working group to study the Brahmaputra river across its length in the state. The group will also visit Bangladesh to study the river.

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