Press Release

CM directs strict action against corrupt officials 27 Officials and staff of Directorate of Economics and Statistics Suspended

Dispur, April 3: Taking strong cognizance of findings of corruption cases and massive financial irregularities in Directorate of Economics and Statistics in the state, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has issued direction to the departmental officials to take stern action against those involved in such corrupt practices. It is to be mentioned here that reports of rampant corruption in the Directorate surfaced after Director of Financial Inspections (DFI) conducted an enquiry in the aftermath ...

Rs. 98.35 crore sanctioned by Govt. of India for state tourism sector

Dispur, April 2: In a major fillip to the tourism sector of the state, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India has sanctioned an amount of Rs. 98.35 crores for a Heritage Circuit for Assam. Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture Dr. Mahesh Sarma announced this while taking part in a meeting with the Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at BSGH today. This amount which has been sanctioned for development of the Tezpur, Majuli and Sivasagar circuit under the scheme of Swadesh Darshan ...

Dalai Lama at Namami Brahmaputra Festival: Understanding the value of religious teachings important for peace

Dispur, April 2: Religion is entirely an individual choice. Change of religion sometimes creates more confusion. Therefore it is always better keep original faith and try to understand about the value of religious teachings for peace and happiness. The 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso observed this while speaking at the civic reception hosted by the Government of Assam to felicitate his visit to Assam on the occasion of Namami Brahmaputra festival at ITA Machkhowa today. Earlier, the Dalai Lama ...

President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates Namami Brahmaputra

Dispur, March 31: President of India Pranab Mukherjee centrally inaugurated the first ever Namami Brahmaputra Festival at a glittering function held at Kachomari Ghat on the bank of the river Brahmaputra this afternoon. Speaking at the inaugural programme, President Mukherjee said that Namami Brahmaputra Festival is an event which has the potential to strengthen the position of Assam and other north eastern states as a hub South East Asian Nations. He said that European countries are no ...

Sonowal distributes cheques to beneficiaries of Atal Amrit Abhiyan Appeals people to build Assam on constructive values shunning negative attitudes

Dispur, March 25: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched the ceremonial distribution of cheques to the beneficiaries of Atal-Amrit Abhiyan when he handed over a cheque worth Rs. 2 lakh to Saurav Jyoti Kalita a patient with neurological disorder at a programme held at Veterinary Field, Khanapara in the city today. Atal Amrit Ahiyan is a unique health assurance scheme launched by the Government of Assam for the benefit of economically poor people of the State. It may be noted that under the ...

Inauguration of permanent campus of National Law University:- CM vows to make Guwahati legal education hub of NE

Dispur, March 25: Adding a major milestone to legal education in Assam, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal jointly with Justice J. Chelameswar of Supreme Court of India formally inaugurated the permanent campus of National Law University & Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam at Amingaon in Kamrup district today. Stating that NLUJA will usher a new era in the domain of legal education in the state, Chief Minister Sonowal vowed to make Guwahati as the legal education hub of North East. "Relentless ...

Belgium ambassador meets Sonowal; discusses issues of mutual interests

Dispur, March 20: Belgium Ambassador to India Jan Luykx paid a visit to chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal in the latter's office in Janata Bhawan here this evening and the duo discussed in context to cooperation between Assam and Belgium in the fields of bilateral trade and investment. Acknowledging the diplomatic relations between India and Belgium which started way back in 1947, chief minister Sonowal drew the Belgium envoy's attention to sectors like inland waterways, dredging, food ...

Committee on Protection of Land Rights of Indigenous People will submit its report in June

Dispur, March 18: "Those indigenous people who have not been able to get land patta even after staying on the same plot of land for decades would be provided patta in the first phase itself. Rest of the indigenous people would get land patta in the subsequent phases." Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said while presiding over the meeting with the Chairman of the Committee on Protection of Land Rights of Indigenous People Hari Sankar Brahma and other members of the committee at the Chief ...

People's faith has been an important achievement of present State Govt: Sonowal

Dispur, March 17: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that in last nine month people's faith in the present BJP led government in Assam has been one of its remarkable achievements though the government has achieved success in other areas as well like starting the Indo-Bangla sealing work, curving corruption, expediting NRC updation exercise and wiping out the evils of syndicate raj in the State. Talking exclusively to All India Radio, chief minister Sonowal said that the present State ...

CM directs to ensure timely completion of rural electrification works

Dispur, March 17: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed the implementing agencies of Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) to ensure quality in their work and complete the same within a fixed time frame. The Chief Minister also stressed on the need to prepare a roadmap for integration of responsibilities of all stakeholders and elicit higher participation of people in the management of this rural electrification scheme implemented in the state. "It is very important that the ...