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CM inaugurates ConMac 2017: State to be the business hub of South East Asia: CM

Dispur, March 2: Stating that Assam and Northeast region would become the hub of trade and business in the South East Asian region in the future, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said that the government is committed to bring faster development to the state taking advantage of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Act East policy. Participating as the chief guest at the ConMac 2017, the biggest business exhibition of its kind in the entire North East in the construction equipment & machinery ...

CM directs survey to assess requirement of cold storage in state

Dispur, March 1: Stating that a strong co-operative movement can work wonders for the economy of the state, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed the officials of the co-operative department to prepare a roadmap to give a fillip to its activities. While reviewing the functioning of the co-operative department in a meeting held in the CM's conference hall at Janata Bhawan today, the Chief Minister also directed the department to carry out a survey to assess the requirement of Cold Storage ...

Accept science as a friend and an agent of economic progress: CM

Dispur, February 28: Underling the role of science and technology in everyday life, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonwoal called upon the society to accept science as a friend and an agent of economic progress. "Science is not for the elite class alone. It is for all. It is a potent instrument for poverty alleviation and dispelling superstition from society", Sonowal said. Speaking at the state level function of Assam Science Festival and National Science Day, 2017 organized by the Science and ...

CM takes part in Special Distribution Camp for Differently Able in Silchar

Dispur, February 27: "The government is committed to the equal development of Barak Valley along with Brahmaputra Valley and a total of two thousand crore for initiating rapid development of Barak Valley has already been earmarked. Four bridges over Barak River will be built and flyovers would be constructed for easing traffic congestions" Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal announced today while participating as the chief guest in the Special Distribution Camp for Divyangjan held under the ...

Vietnamese Ambassador calls on the Chief Minister

Dispur, February 24: Ambassador of Vietnam to India Ton Sinh Thanh today called on Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at the latter's office in Assam Secretariat and discussed various issues of mutual interest. Stating that both Assam and Vietnam must explore opportunities of business and economic activities Chief Minister Sonowal said since there is geographic proximity of the state with the South East Asian country they can be natural ally in furthering business interests which can be ...

CM tells departments to utilize Govt. fund within March 31

Dispur, February 24: In a bid to expedite the utilization of central funds, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal issued stern directions to all government departments to complete proper utilization of the same within March 31, 2017. While reviewing the fund utilization of govt. schemes in a meeting held today in the CM's conference hall at Janata Bhawan, the Chief Minister further asked the departments to take appropriate measures to utilize the fund following due rules and procedures. ...

Passport seva kendras, consulates to come up in state soon

Dispur, February 24: Government of India will set up several new Passport Seva Kendras in Assam. Union Minister of State for External Affairs General VK Singh said this during a discussion with the Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today in the latter's office chamber in Janata Bhawan. On request from the Chief Minister, General Singh assured him that the external affairs ministry will set up Passport Seva Kendras at Dibrugarh, Silchar, Tezpur, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Goalpara, Lakhimpur, Nagaon and ...

Sonowal raises rural development issues with Union Minister; requests his help for rural development

Dispur, February 21: In a move to speed up and stimulate development of large swathes of rural Assam, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal who is in an official tour to New Delhi, held discussion with Union Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and sought his support in releasing fund for material component under MGNREGA to Assam. Chief Minister Sonowal had a discussion with Narendra Singh Tomar today in New Delhi and drew his attention to several schemes ...

Sonowal discusses speedy electrification process with Union Power Minister REC to help State in plucking T&D loss

Dispur, February 21: In a bid to illuminate rural areas of Assam and bringing all the un-electrified villages under the umbrella of Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana, Chief Minister Sonowal had a telephonic discussion with Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal yesterday and requested his help to speed up electrification process in the remaining un-electrified villages in Assam. Following the discussion, Chairman and Managing Director Rural Electrification Corporation Limited Dr. P.V. Ramesh ...

Sonowal thanks Centre for clearing oil royalty dues

Dispur, February 21: The long standing issue of oil royalty has been resolved today as the Centre has decided to release Rs. 6320 crore towards oil royalty, due for Assam. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitely and Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, said that the gesture of the Centre will augur well for spearheading a new paradigm of development in the State. Chief Minister Sonowal in a statement from New ...