The Planning Commission has agreed for investment
clearance of scheme “Protection of Makadhuj area
(Dist. Kamrup, Assam) from the erosion of River
Brahmaputra”. The project is estimated to cost Rs.
14.2078 crore (Price Level 2011-12).
The project shall be completed by the financial year
2013-14 and plan accounts would be closed by 31st
March 2014. Project may accordingly be executed as
per the approved outlays in the State Annual Plan.
State Finance Department, Government of Assam would
restrict the expenditure to the approved cost and no
additional expenditure beyond approved cost may be
permitted unless the revised estimate is got
approved following the prescribed procedure.
Regular maintenance should be ensured by State Govt.
before and after each monsoon season and even during
execution of works. For ensuring safer passage of
flood water through villages as well as intra
village and inter village drainage of flood water,
the State Government should provide non return
valves at suitable locations of the flood embankment
so that flood water from country side may discharge
into the main channel. Works may also be carried out
to strengthen local drainages within villages.
MGNREGA funds may be used for this purpose as this
is a permissible activity under the recently issued
Operational Guidelines for MGNREGS.