Majuli Current Affairs, GK & News

Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) launches a Roll on-Roll off (Ro-Ro) service in Assam from Neamati to Majuli

On October 11, the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) launched a Roll on-Roll off (Ro-Ro) service in Assam from Neamati to Majuli island. This service will reduce the road route distance of 423 km that trucks take from Neamati to Majuli Island via Tezpur Road Bridge to only 12.7 km with the use of ..

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Biodiversity Heritage Sites

In March 2017, the Assam Government launched Sustainable Action for Climate Resilient Development (SaCReD) Initiative to develop Majuli, the world’s largest river island, as the country’s first carbon neutral district. SaCReD Initiative will also ensure that infrastructure in Majuli has less carbon. It aims to battle climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The will also aim ..

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Rs 207 crore project for protection of Majuli island announced

The government has sanctioned Rs 207 crore for the protection and development of the Majuli Island located along the Brahmaputra River in Assam. The amount is proposed to be spent to safeguard the land loss due to erosion and to protect the 80km length of the bank line situated on the right side of the ..

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Majuli set to become country's first ever carbon neutral district

Assam government has launched ‘Sustainable Action for Climate Resilient Development in Majuli’ (SACReD, Majuli) to make river island Majuli country’s first ever Carbon Neutral district by 2020. The project has been initiated by Assam’s department of Environment and Forest to combat climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It presents a vision and roadap for ..

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Assam’s Majuli becomes first island district of India

Majuli became the first island district of India after it was inaugurated as the 35th district of Assam by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. The inauguration the island district coincides with the 90th birth anniversary of Assamese music maestro and Dadasaheb Phakle awardee Bhupen Hazarika. Earlier in September 2016, Majuli had become the world’s largest river ..

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