Press Release

Sonowal launches Atal-Amrit Abhiyan

Dispur, December 25: All the BPL and APL families besieged with chronic, sudden or acute health issues have now all the reasons to cheer as Government of Assam designed a health assurance scheme with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched 'Atal-Amrit Abhiyan' at a function held at the conference hall of Assam Secretariat on Sunday. Launched synchronising with the 92nd birthday of former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, Atal-Amrit Abhiyan is a health assurance scheme which will give ...

Humsafar Express flagged off in Kamakhya

Dispur, December 25: In yet another step to facilitate easy and smooth communication between Guwahati and Bengaluru, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today flagged off Humsafar Express from Mumbai and Kamakhya respectively. The full AC 12504/12503 Kamakhya Bengaluru Cantt. Humsafar Express has been introduced as a part of budgetary commitment of the Centre, as the train includes all the facilities which are otherwise not available in normal AC-3 ...

CM releases book authored by Dr. Jayshree Goswami Mahanta.Literature has a big role in bringing intellectual awakening: CM

Dispur, December 23: "Literature is the mirror of the society and it plays great a role in bringing about an intellectual awakening of a society. The society is reflected through literature and people can draw inspiration from the timeless works of master litterateurs" Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said today while releasing the books "Dronacharya" "Asom Andolan", "Srestha Bidesi Golpo", "Ekuki Dhemelia Sadhu" and "Thothar Anguthi" written by Dr. Jayshree Goswami Mahanta at Assam State ...

Govt decides a slew of measures for tea tribe communities

Dispur, December 23: To give a boost to the government's initiatives for the welfare of tea tribe communities, State Government has decided to set up three Football and Archery Training Institutes in the tea community infested areas. The decision was taken at a meeting held with the Tea Tribe Welfare Department in the conference room of Chief Minister's Office in Assam Secretariat on Friday where discussions were held for the empowerment of tea tribe communities in Assam. Taking note on the ...

Majuli to be the first Wi-Fi district of Assam

Dispur, December 22: Majuli, the biggest river island of the world and the newly upgraded district is all set to become a Wi-Fi enabled district soon. The decision was taken to make all areas of the district including its gaon panchayats technology driven in a meeting of Science & Technology and Information Technology Department in the conference room of Chief Minster's Office in Assam Secretariat on Thursday evening. The meeting also decided to launch Chief Minister's Vigyan Darshan to make ...

PMAY to cover all 97 towns, work to start from February

Dispur, December 22: In a major boost to the urban housing initiatives in Assam, Government has extended the implementation area of Prime Minister's Awas Yojana to all the 97 towns of the State. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today directed the officials of the Urban Development Department to start implementation of the scheme in all the towns simultaneously from first week of February, 2017. Chief Minister Sonowal further stressed on uniform structure for the houses to be constructed ...

State Govt releases Rs 600 crore for embankment repair

Dispur, December 22: Taking a serious view on the urgency of starting repairing work of embankments, State Government today released Rs. 600 crore for the revamp and repairing of dykes. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal issuing a direction has asked Water Resources Department to start repairing work by January 2, 2017. Chief Minister Sonowal said, "This has been a long felt need of the people living in the flood prone areas to repair the embankments which act as a protection to them against ...

CM lays stress on coordination of Soil, Agricultural and Irrigation Department

Dispur, December 21: Drawing a close relation between increased agricultural production and GDP growth, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has advocated for better coordination among Soil Conservation, Agricultural and Irrigation Department in the State. Reviewing the functioning of Soil Conservation Department today at Assam Secretariat, the Chief Minister has also asked the Department to prepare a concept note highlighting the common interest and areas of activity of the three departments ...

Sonowal pitches for increased production of fish

Dispur, December 21: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal asked Department of Fisheries to augment fish production to minimise demand-supply gap and enable the fisheries sector to provide meaningful vocations to fish farmers and other entrepreneurs. Chairing a meeting of the Fisheries Department in the conference room of Chief Minister's Office in Assam Secretariat on Wednesday, Sonowal asked Principal Secretary Department of Fisheries, M.C. Jauhari to take immediate step to bring down demand- ...

Skill Development Centres in tea garden areas to sensitise employment: CM

Dispur, December 20: To bring back confidence and revive growth cycle for spearheading a paradigm of development, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed Labour Department for reactivating the 71 defunct skill centres in tea garden areas and develop modalities to transform them into skill development centres for honing the skills of the youths and make them employable for different vocations. Chairing a meeting with the Central Committee members of Assam Tea Tribe Students' Association ...