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2.85 lakh dwelling units to be built under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

Dispur, August 10: The Government of Assam has targeted 2.85 lakh houses in 96 towns under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. The decision was taken at a meeting convened by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at his office chamber at Assam Legislative Assembly here today. Chief Minister Sonowal said that criteria have to be adhered to at any cost while selecting urban poor, including slum dwellers -– the real beneficiaries under the scheme. Those eligible to avail a EWS household need to have an ...

Talks with CM- British Council evinces keen interest to partner with Govt. of Assam

Dispur, August 10: Alan Gemmell OBE Minister Cultural Affairs and Director British Council met Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at his office chamber and expressed his keenness to partner with Government of Assam in the fields of education, tourism, culture, skill development and sports. Gemmell told the Chief Minister that the British Council would focus on skill development of the youth and on English language training to prepare them for different avocations. He pointed out that plan is on ...

Chief Minister Shri Sarbananda Sonowal releases a book "Not in My Backyard"

Dispur, August 10: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal pitched for a clean Assam in sync with the Prime Minister's 'Swacch Bharat' Yojana and said that his Government is committed to transform Assam into a cleaner state. Releasing a book "Not in My Backyard" status of Solid Waste Management in Indian Cities at a function held at NEDFi House in Guwahati this evening, Sonowal said, "We are going through a tough time when waste production in the country is very alarming. In view of this we need to ...

Satra delegation meets CM

Dispur, August 10: Sri Sri Samuguri Satra Management Committee of Majuli met Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at his Assam Legislative Assembly chamber here today. The management committee submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister enlisting a number of demands which included preservation of the famous satra and financial assistance. Meanwhile, a delegation of the Satra Mahasabha headed by Lakhikanta Mahanta and Amal Chandra Dutta also met the Chief Minister today at his ALA chamber

Dipok Ch. Barthakur assumes office as VC State Planning Board

Dispur, Aug 10: Dipok Chandra Barthakur assumed office as Vice Chairman of State Planning Board, Assam today. An eminent social entrepreneur and activist Barthakur has been appointed in the rank and status of a Cabinet Minister. A recipient of several national awards, Barthakur is currently associated with several organisations

Ministers, MLAs contribute to CM's Relief Fund

Dispur, Aug 9: A number of MLAs and Ministers contributed to Chief Minister's Relief Fund today. Among those who handed over the cheques to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal were Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma Rs 95,000 and Ranjit Dutta Rs 1 lakh, MLAs Narayan Deka Rs 1 lakh, Promod Barthakur, Utpal Borah, Mrinal Saikia, Aminul Haque Laskar, Kushal Dowari, Sum Ronghang, Ganesh Kumar Limbu, Binanda Kumar Saikia, Bhaskar Sharma and Ashwini Roy Sarkar gave away one month's salary of Rs 60,000 each

Representatives of literary bodies meet CM

Dispur, August 9: Delegations of Bodo, Karbi, Dimasa, Tiwa, Mishing, Deori, Rabha, Garo Sahitya Sabha met Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and submitted memorandums to him at his ALA chamber here today. The literary bodies requested the Chief Minister to initiate steps for development of their language and literature and solving of the problems confronting them. Chief Minister Sonowal assured the representatives of the literary bodies that his Government would initiate steps in right earnest ...

CM holds discussion with a delegation of U-17 FIFA World Cup

Dispur, August 9: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday evening held a meeting with a delegation of Under -17 FIFA World Cup in the conference room of his office chamber in Assam Secretariat. The meeting was held as a sequel of steps that Chief Minister Sonowal has been taking to streamline the available sporting infrastructure and facilities for the U-17 FIFA World Cup which is to be held in September-October 2017 in Guwahati as one of the venues. Chief Minister Sonowal directed ...

Retired Army personnel contributes to CM's Relief Fund

Dispur, August 8: Birendra Hazarika, a retired Army personnel of Tinthengia village of Tingkhong in Dibrugarh district donated one-month pension towards the Chief Minister's Relief Fund for the flood affected people of the State. Hazarika handed over the cheque to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at his Assembly chamber here today. Tingkhong MLA Bimal Borah was also present on the occasion. Meanwhile, Deputy Speaker, Dilip Kumar Paul contributed Rs 1 lakh while MLAs Ashok Singhi, Debananda ...

'Music is epitome of divinity and purity': CM

Dispur, August 8: "As cadences breathe harmonic shapes into melodies; chords in unison brings us closer to the infinite. Curling solitude and innocence with utmost sincerity between notes and rhythm, music has always been an epitome of divinity and purity," said Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal while inaugurating the five-day festival of music, dance and drama organised by Sangeet Natak Akademi at Pragjyoti, ITA Centre for Performing Arts at Machkhowa in Guwahati today. Chief Minister Sonowal ...