Wall to check soil erosion in Assam

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Majuli, Assam, Jan 26, 2008 : Efforts are being made to save the world"s largest river island Majuli from erosion of its embankments, and continuous siltation that threaten to wipe away a large island settlement on the river Brahmaputra in India"s northeastern state of Assam.

A concrete wall is being constructed to check the rapid flow of water that has been causing incessant erosion reducing the island to half its size.

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