Assam Government inks MOU with Isha Foundation to save rivers
Assam Government and the Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev-led Isha Foundation inked an MOU for rejuvenation and conservation of rivers.
Assam chief minister, Sarbananda Sonowal said, “Assamese civilization has been spawned by the Brahmaputra and Barak and saving these great rivers is one of the prime objectives of the state government. These rivers are the lifelines of our state and they have been sustaining our economy and colouring our culture with varied hues. We have undertaken initiatives to turn these rivers into valuable resources by managing their waters effectively.”
Thanking Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, founder of Isha Foundation, for extending support to Assam Government in rejuvenating and conserving rivers in the state, as Assam becomes the sixth state to sign the MoU with Isha Foundation, Sonowal said the Sadhguru’s historic nationwide ‘Rally for Rivers’ campaign is a massive initiative for revitalization of India’s fast-depleting rivers.
Sonowal said that dredging of the rivers Barak and Brahmaputra have been undertaken by the government to rejuvenate the rivers through de-silting for increasing their water carrying capacity.
The chief minister added siltation due to erosion and deforestation is one of the major factors affecting the lives of the rivers, the chief minister stated that the central government has already constituted a cabinet sub-committee to study the problem of flood and erosion in the state and Rs 100 Crore has been allotted by the Centre for conducting a study of River Brahmaputra.
Sadhguru JV said, “Assam has one of the world’s richest biodiversity & the mighty Brahmaputra. May the efforts of Govt of Assam & Sarbananda Sonowal towards their nurturing & preservation bear fruit.”
Assam has one of the world’s richest biodiversity & the mighty Brahmaputra. May the efforts of Govt of Assam & @sarbanandsonwal towards their nurturing & preservation bear fruit.–Sg @CMOfficeAssam #RallyForRivers pic.twitter.com/wuJcusR9KA
— Sadhguru (@SadhguruJV) December 18, 2017
Signed with Isha Foundation founder Shri @SadhguruJV also in attendance, the MoU outlined pro-bono support by the foundation in river rejuvenation processes, including sustainable plantations in catchment areas. pic.twitter.com/MZIkyDqspe
— Chief Minister Assam (@CMOfficeAssam) December 18, 2017