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Assam: Bad weather cancels PM's chopper trip
K Anurag in Guwahati | August 25, 2008 17:14 IST
Inclement weather forced cancellation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's [Images] public meeting at Nagaon in Central Assam on Monday afternoon much to the dismay of organizers and people gathered at the venue at Nehrubali field.
Meanwhile, Dr Singh on Monday gave assurance to 24 religious and cultural heads (satradhikars) of Vaishnavite monasteries from Majuli, the largest inhabited river island in the world, to continue the campaign for acquiring world heritage tag for the endangered river island located in the bosom of mighty Brahmaputra River in Jorhat district of Upper Assam.
The pledged to ask for a departmental report from Brahmaputra Board about the measures it had so far taken for geographical protection of endangered Majuli River Island in response to dissatisfaction expressed by religious leaders about the works so far done to safeguard the river island from erosion.
They also told Dr Singh that mega hydro-electricity dams coming up in neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh were likely to have catastrophic affect of Majuli Island that is now reeling under severe flood.
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