A team of experts from France is likely to visit the island in September this year to investigate the required norms to certify it for the much-desired international status. At a time of huge preparation for its world identity, the fiasco of the board has led to much speculation regarding the very existence of the island. In a report of the central water resource ministry, the fiasco of the board is clearly spotted as commissioning of the funds without due technical permission from higher authority at its Lakhimpur zonal office in which some local contractors and top officers of the board are involved. A hefty sum of Rs. 508.63 lakhs has been allotted without LOC leading to anomalous execution of some practically non-existent schemes in the river island.
Now, the entire fiasco is under public scanner and what actions the government would initiate to punish the corrupt officials of the board would justify its otherwise grand effort to accolade it the tag of the world heritage site.
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