Majuli becomes district, makes history as the first river island of India
Majuli becomes District:
Majuli becomes Distric, makes history being the first river island Distric in India:
The world’s largest river island Majuli becomes Distric on September 8, 2016. The Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal announces Majuli as the 35th Distric of Assam.
At the event of 90th birth anniversary of Music Maesto and Dadasaheb Falke Awardee Bhupen Hazarika, Sonowal said, “The long cherished dream of the people of Majuli has been fulfilled today. However, to give a fillip to the growth momentum of the district a comprehensive approach is required.”
The CM also said, “If we want to usher in an era of development in Majuli, everybody has to render their concerted efforts. Emergence of Majuli as a full-fledged district is indeed a matter of joy, pleasure and pride”.
“As Majuli is a treasure trove of potentialities and possibilities, the district has to tread the path of development in tandem with the development initiatives taken in the fields of art and culture, PWD, tourism, rural development, health and sports, agriculture, water resources, soil conservation,” Sarbananda Sonowal said at a function on the event of inauguration of the first ever island Distric of India.
Talking about the infrastructure development of the new district the chief minister said The chief Minister of Assam said Union road transport minister Nitin Gadkarihad announced construction of a 122 km road connecting Majuli, besides two other bridges on the Brahmaputra.
He also said that the construction of Bogibeel bridge is about to complete while Dhola-Sadiya Bridge will be commissioned in 2017.
The cabinet meeting, which was held at Majuli for the first time outside Guwahati, had decided that a Centre of Water Resources would be set up in Majuli to find remedial steps for the recurring flood and erosion, which are considered as some of the major obstacle to the development of the Island.