Majuli island Current Affairs - 2019

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Government launches scheme for protection of Majuli Island in Assam

The Union Government has launched new scheme for protection of Majuli Island in Assam from flood and erosion. The scheme was sanctioned by Government in March, 2017 and funding for it will be from Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER). The scheme has been framed by Brahmaputra Board based on recommendations of the Read More…

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Assam Government launches SaCReD initiative to make Majuli carbon neutral island

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. It was launched by state Chief Minister Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on the occasion of International Day of Forests (observed on March 21). Key facts SaCReD Initiative will also Read More…

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Majuli declared largest river island in world by Guinness World Records

The Guinness World Records has officially designation Assam’s Majuli as the largest river island in the world. It is situated in the Brahmaputra River. The river island covering an area of around 880 sqkm has toppled previous record held by Brazil’s Marajo island in the Amazon river. About Majuli island The fluvial riverine island is Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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