Assam MP wants panel report on Baghjan blowout well implemented

The Hindu | Jul 1, 2021 at 10:37 AM
  • Assam Lok Sabha member Dilip Saikia has asked the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas to immediately implement the recommendations in a report submitted by a panel headed by the State’s Chief Wildlife Warden M.K.
  • The natural gas well had caught fire less than a fortnight after the blowout on May 27, 2020.
  • The blowout was estimated to have affected 55% of the biodiversity in the Dibru-Saikhowa landscape with 1,632 hectares of wetland, 523 hectares of grassland, 213 hectares of forest and 172 hectares of the area covering rivers and streams damaged to varying degrees.