Guwahati, Jan 13: Brahmaputra Amantran Abhiyan organized by the Brahmaputra Board under the Ministry of Jal Shakti reached Chandrapur Ghat today. The expedition team was greeted by Hon’ble Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Mr. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat along with other key dignitaries from the department at the Chandrapur Ghat.
This pioneering exploratory open water rafting expedition that was flagged off from Gelling, Arunachal Pradesh on 23rd December 2020 will culminate at Assameralga, in the South Salmara Mankachar district of Assam.
Hon’ble Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Mr. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat joined the expedition team on their way to Guwahati in a raft. A day-long progamme on the 14th of January has been organized before they embark on their journey downstream.
Brahmaputra Aamantran Abhiyan, an initiative of the Government of India, organized by the Brahmaputra Board (Ministry of Jal Shakti), has a two-pronged approach – a public outreach programme focusing on the younger generation to inculcate the concept of ‘Living with the River’, and a combined scientific data collection and analysis on river water quality, river sediment, river bank erosion and fish habitat along entire route of the expedition.