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    Review of SITA projects by Co-Vice-Chairman Ramen Deka

    Published on September 20, 2021

    by Trishna Pegu Doley

    GUWAHATI : A review meeting of projects of State Innovation and Transformation Aayog (SITA) was held today at the office of its Co-Vice-Chairman Ramen Deka at Janata Bhawan, Dispur. The projects were viz.,(1) An approach for enhancement of Muga Silkworm production in Assam to be implemented by Gauhati University Institute of Science and Technology. (2) Floods and impacts on livelihood in Rural Assam.

    To what extend floods have expanded the poverty trap? which will be implemented by Cotton University. (3) Development of a Smart platform for promotion of Renewable Energy in Assam to be implemented by Department of Energy, Tezpur University. (4) Designing climate resilient practices to strengthen management of Kaziranga and Manas landscape to be implemented by Assam Science Technology and Environment Council. The Co-Vice-Chairman viewed that in regard to Muga Silkworm production, the institution should introduce a target based programme to increase the production of Muga and steps must be taken for the economic viability of the product. In regard to floods and impacts on livelihood, Shri Deka suggested that a proper step may be introduced to reclaim the agricultural land damaged due to the sand deposition in Dhemaji district in the same methodology adopted in Bhubaneswar to reclaim the land damaged by sea water.

    He also suggested the study may be emphasised on reclamation of land and to introduce scientific and systematic methodology to excavate stone and sand from the river beds. CEO Mukesh Sahu also suggested that methodology may be included to show the way to the government to improve health, school etc in the flood prone areas.