Initially, there is nothing special about Majuli Island. It is enough that it is an anonymous island spread over an area of 875 sq km between the Brahmaputra river. However, this beautiful island of Assam has been in the limelight for some time now. It was declared the world’s largest river island. Before this, this title was held near Marazoo Island of Brazil. Guinness Book also said that 1.6 million people live in Majuli Island. On September 8 this year, the island was once again in the headlines. As the first island district of India Before this, Majuli was a sub-department of Assam’s Jorhat district. It has now become the 35th district of the state.
Place and way to reach
Majuli is an island connected to the vast Brahmaputra river. Here a branch of the Brahmaputra goes as Kherkuttiya suti and meets a small river Subansiri. This island is located 2.5 kilometers from the river and 300 km from its largest and most populated city of Guwahati in Assam.
The nearest big city is Jorhat. Through this city, the rest of the country connects to Majuli. Jorhat Airport is connected to Guwahati and Kolkata Airport. Commercial flights are operated. Through the train, Jorhat is connected to entire India. Once you reach Jorhat, you will have to be ready to travel on bus drivers (especially due to the bad roads of the state) from there. To reach the Neita Ghat, you will have to go through this bad road. From here, there are two rounds for Major Sapori. At 10 a.m. and at three o’clock But you can not expect time bans from local operators. Now you have to take a bus from Ferry Ghat of Major Sapori, which will take you to another ferry jetty. Majuli Island After this, you will reach Majuli with a small round ride.
Once you reach Majuli, your entire fatigue will be lost. Your anger on the state’s transport system will also be completely removed. Majuli may not be very good in terms of connectivity, it has been able to maintain its natural beauty, attachment, and rich culture. It will be easier to reach Majuli after the completion of the Boggy Bridge and the construction of the Dhola-Sadia Bridge (till next year). Majuli Island
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If the beautiful natural scenery of Brahmaputra is not enough then go ahead and visit 21 Shastras (Vaishnava temples) on this island. Majuli is the hub of the Navy-Vaishnava culture of Assam. Most of these scriptures have kept the culture of dancing and singing alive.
Art and culture also flourish on this island. The area is home to the state’s migration, Deori, and Sonowal Kachari tribes. A large number of tourists visit here every year to see the migratory birds coming here. In addition to the Assamese, local citizens here also speak mijing and deori languages. If you do not know these languages in East India, Majuli Island it will be very helpful to keep a local guide here.
Chief Minister’s constituency
The identity of Majuli Island is not just a tourist attraction. More than that. Being the constituency of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is also an identity of Majuli. From here, the public has selected them and sent them to the assembly. It is understood from this that the Chief Minister visits the island regularly and how conscious and active he is for the development work related to it. While declaring Majuli a separate district, he said, “Majuli is a treasure of possibilities and capabilities. Making it a district will lead to many types of development works. Special attention will be given to focus on issues such as arts and culture, PWD, tourism, rural development, health and sports, agriculture, water resources, and soil conservation. Majuli Island The significance of this island for Assam state shows that the Chief Minister had addressed his cabinet with the island.
Erosion and environmental damage
Majuli Island’s beauty and natural beauty are unmatched. The cultural treasure is amazing. That’s why this place is now on the list of UNESCO’s potential World Heritage sites. Despite all the achievements, the island is facing a terrible crisis. The floods of the Brahmaputra river and its due to the shaking of the edges do not only affect Assam but also the central government needs to be aware. But this fact is far from the news. Media attention has not gone towards this serious erosion. Majuli Island Many people die because of floods every year. Thousands of rupees worth of property are wasted due to drowning. Even after this, the biggest challenge is in the form of erosion. In the 1990s, the island was 1256 square kilometers. By 2014, one-third of its part was flooded with the Brahmaputra. Still, its cutting is happening fast.
According to a news report, about 10,000 families of this island have lost their homes. They had to move from there for rehabilitation. Majuli Island Central Government has sanctioned 250 crores for saving the island. But those who are working for its conservation are struggling to stop the island from disappearing. Majuli Island They have not got any success at any level.
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