Assam CM: Regulated release of water from Bhutan’s Kurichhu dam ensured no severe flooding

The Economic Times | Bikash Singh, Guwahati | July 15, 2023

Unlike in the past, release of water from Bhutan Kurichhu dam has not led to severe flooding along the villages in Assam’s Baksa and Chirang districts.

This has been made possible following regulated and controlled release of water from Kurichhu Hydropower Plant.

Speaking to reporters at Assam House here on Saturday, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma disclosed that the Government of Assam had urged the Bhutan government to release water from the dam in a ‘controlled way’ in the morning hours, instead of at night.