HindustanTimes Thu,31 Jul 2014

SC pulls up centre for assam's loss of landmass

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, October 29, 2012
First Published: 19:59 IST(29/10/2012) | Last Updated: 00:34 IST(30/10/2012)

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to the Centre and Assam government on a petition stating the state was losing large areas of landmass due to lack of an effective flood management.


Petitioner and Assam state BJP President Prodyut Kumar Bora claimed that floods in a single year in Assam had caused losses to the tune of R600 crore and even the Planning Commission agreed that poverty in the state was directly related to floods.

He cited the example of Majoli Island in the state that has lost 350 sq km of landmass due to floods in the last 50 years.

Taking note of the issues raised in the petition, the bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir also directed Arunachal Pradesh government to file its response to Bora's claim that being an upper riparian state it had done nothing to combat the floods effectively.

Bora sought directions to the Centre and two state governments for implementation of the 1980 law which provides for establishment of a board.

more from New Delhi

Hit by e-rick toddler dies after falling in boiling pot

A three-year-old boy lost his life when he fell in a cooking pot containing boiled sugar syrup after being hit by an e-rickshaw in east Delhi's Trilokpuri on Tuesday evening. The boy was in his mother's lap when they were hit by the e-rickshaw from behind.
Most Popular
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved