Guwahati: On Wednesday, Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to overhaul the Brahmaputra Board so that it could take up measures to manage the recurring problems of flood and erosion.
Gogoi said since Arunachal Pradesh was contrasting the constitution of the North East Water Resources Authority, the Brahmaputra Board had to be made efficient so that it could take essential measures to control floods and erosion which has eaten away almost four lakh hectares of land thus far.
The Prime Minister guaranteed the chief minister that he would take up the issue in right earnest with the ministry of water resources, official sources said.
Gogoi also conferred the ongoing peace talks with the ULFA and attempt by the Maoists to make inroads into the state and the north-east.
Gogoi also advised Singh to offer package to rehabilitate concerning 6,000 surrendered militants by providing skill development training for their employment.