Brahmaputra Aamantran Abhiyaan from December, 2020 to January, 2021
As a public outreach initiative to popularize sustainable practices and river rejuvenation, ‘Brahmaputra Aamantran Abhiyan’ (BAA) organized by Brahmaputra Board under Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India with two pronged approach as under- .
- A Public Outreach Programme aimed specially at youths and students through a river rafting expedition to popularize the concept of “Living with the River”.
- A combined data collection and sampling exercise on river water quality, river sediment, river bank erosion and fish habitat along entire route of the expedition, in collaboration with various institutes of repute.
The expedition supported by various Ministries and Departments and Central PSU’s of Government of India and the State Government of Arunachal Pradesh and Government of Assam, technical Institutes and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) etc
The Rafting expedition comprised of two legs in India covering about 900km. The Arunachal leg was started from the Indo-China border at Gelling in Upper Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh and move along the Siang River to Pasighat in East Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh. On entering Dhemaji district in Assam from Pasighat, the Assam leg started along Brahmaputra River and ultimately terminated at Assameralga in South SalmaraMankachar District of Assam near Indo-Bangladesh Boarder.
Hon’ble Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Sh. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Hon’ble Chief Minister (Assam) Sh. Sarbananda Sonowal, Hon’ble Union MoS (Jal Shakti, Social Justice & Empowerment) Sh. Rattan Lal Kataria , Hon’ble Union MoS (Sports & Minority Affairs) Sh. KirenRijiju, Hon’ble Health Minister, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Sh. AloLibang, , Hon’ble Minister Transport, Power Govt. of Assam, Sh. Chandra Mohan Patowari attended the event at some docking stations for the event.
A Documentary on Brahmaputra Aamantran Abhiyaan
Theme song of Brahmaputra Aamantran Abhiyan
Renovated Co-ordination Office, Dwarka, New Delhi