Press Release

Preservation of nature is must to create a pollution free state: CM Fifty lakhs for construction of Khring Khring Baithou Temple Guest House

Dispur, March 7: "The State Government would provide an amount of fifty lakhs rupees for the construction of the Guest House in Khring Khring Baithou Temple premises at Barpathar, Tinsukia. Another 50 lakhs rupees would be provided for constructing a library cum museum for introducing the young generation to the heritage and culture of the Sonowal Kachari tribe." Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said while attending the Khring Khring Baithou Puja organised centrally at Barpathar in ...

Sonowal thanks PM for saving a baby girl in nick of time

Dispur, March 6: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his timely intervention leading to saving life of a new born baby of Moran, in Dibrugarh district. In a telephonic call made to Prime Minister Modi today, Sonowal thanked him for ensuring timely arrangement in transiting the infant from Indira Gandhi International Airport to Gangaram Hospital. "This timely intervention on the part of the Prime Minister gave a new lease of life to the baby", Sonowal ...

Sonowal visits ailing Rameswar Dhanowar at AMCH

Dispur, March 6: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today paid a visit to ailing Rameswar Dhnowar at Assam Medical College Hospital at Dibrugarh and took stock of his health condition. Sonowal who is on a two day tour to Upper Assam visited Dhanowar and wished his speedy recovery. He also directed the Superintendent of AMCH to provide all medical facilities to Dhanowar

Govt. to provide financial assistance to rejuvenate state film industry

Dispur, March 5: Government of Assam will provide financial assistance of Rs. 50 lac for reopening of cinema halls which have already been shut down in the state. Similarly, an amount of Rs. 25 lac will also be provided to cinema halls which need repairing of its building for creating a good viewing ambience. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal announced this while speaking at the closing ceremony of Chalachitram, a heritage short film competition organized by Chalachitram in association with ...

CM tells DCs to expedite implementation of schemes for minority

Dispur, March 4: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal issued stern direction to the deputy commissioners to expedite implementation of schemes targeted for the minority community. The Chief Minister while reviewing the performance of schemes under Multi Sector Development Plan (MSDP) through video conference from CM's conference room in Janata Bhawan today asked the DCs to accord top priority to MSDP schemes. Chief Minister Sonowal also directed the DCs to immediately submit utilization ...

Government and Bar Association must work together to spread law awareness: CM

Dispur, March 4: Saying that the government and the Bar Associations of the state must join hands to spread awareness about law and judiciary right to the grassroots levels of the society Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said that the people must be educated about law so that they can be enabled to enjoy their democratic rights with dignity. Participating as the chief guest in the Workshop on Criminal Trial and Bail Procedure organized by Bar Association of Gauhati High Court in the ...

Sonowal receives dividend from NRL and Assam Gas Company

Dispur, March 3: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal received a cheque amounting to Rs. 59.03 crore as interim dividend for the current financial year 2016-17 for the Government's 12.35 per cent shareholding in the Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL). Managing Director of NRL, P. Padmanabhan handed over the cheque to the Chief Minister at the latter's office in Janata Bhawan today. The interim dividend of Rs. 59.03 crore has been disbursed based on the performance of the company so far for the ...

CM moves Union Minister for opening Steel Production Unit in the state

Dispur, March 3: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today met Union Minister of State for Mine and Steel Visnu Deo Sai at former's chamber in Assam Legislative Assembly and discussed about various aspects of the completing the construction work of the Steel Production Unit at Dagaon in Kamrup Rural District. The Chief Minister urged the Union Minister of State for making the plant operational at an early date to meet the huge steel requirement of the booming infrastructure and communication ...

Expert Committee to address ATC garden issues

Dispur, March 2: Government of Assam will constitute an Expert Committee to address various issues relating to the tea gardens under Assam Tea Corporation. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal announced this in a discussion held with the Assam Tea Tribes Students Association in the conference room of CM's Office at Janata Bhawan today evening. The committee will be formed with State Education Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, Industry Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary, Labour Minister Pallab Lochan ...

State Government decides to engage NTPC to prepare DPR for thermal power plant at Margherita

Dispur, March 2: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonwal held a meeting with Coal India Limited, National Thermal Power Corporation, Assam Power Generation Company Limited and other high-powered functionaries to assess the modalities to set up 1600 MW Thermal Power Project at Margherita. The meeting convened at the conference room of Chief Minister's Office in Janata Bhawan this evening, the State Government also decided to engage NTPC to prepare Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the mega power ...