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CM Discusses Public Distribution System with the Central Minister

Dispur, February 20: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today met Central Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan at New Delhi and discussed about the various aspects of public distribution system of the state. The Chief Minister also discussed issues regarding subsidy on sugar through PDS shops, supply of rice at subsidised rate in tea gardens, wheat allotment at subsidised rate and decentralised paddy procurement from farmers by the State Government in ...

CM calls on Union Finance Minister

Dispur, February 20: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal called on union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the latter's office chamber in New Delhi today and discussed wide range of issues such as early sanction of additional fund for NRC update, implementation of GST law, expeditious release of pending oil royalty and clearance of Externally Aided Projects (EAP) by finance ministry. The Chief Minister informed the finance minister that the NRC update process has reached an extremely advanced ...

Astha circuit train for pilgrims flagged off

Dispur, February 17: In a bid to connect important pilgrimage destinations of eastern India with north-east at cheapest available rates, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Union Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain jointly flagged off Astha Circuit Train from Kamakhya Railway Station today. An innovative initiative of NF Railway and Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), this dedicated tourist train will take travellers to popular pilgrimage destinations starting ...

Cancer Hospital in Guwahati Medical College inaugurated, Government is committed to provide quality and affordable healthcare to all: CM

Dispur, February 17: Saying that economically weaker cancer patients can now avail quality treatment here in the state, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that newly constructed Cancer Hospital in Guwahati Medical College and Hospital would be able to bring a ray of hope to all those people suffering from the deadly disease who cannot afford to outside the state for treatment. Chief Minister Sonowal and Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J.P. Nadda today inaugurated the Cancer ...

Sonowal launches construction of Dhubri Medical College

Dhubri, February 17: Adding yet another feather to state governments bid to provide accessible, affordable and accountable healthcare delivery system, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Health Minister JP Nadda and State Health Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma launched the construction work of Dhubri Medical College and Hospital at Dhubri on Friday. The college to be built with a budgetary outlay of Rs. 189 Cr. on sprawling 108 bigha of land will be completed within 3 years. The proposed ...

CM vows to make Assam one of the cleanest states in the country

Dispur, February 16: Saying that all religions teach us to be clean and to make cleanliness and hygiene a habit for life, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said that only clean thoughts can lead to clean deeds. Taking part in Assam Conference on Sanitation (ASCOSAN) 2017, a major event of Swachh Bharat Mission organised by Public Health Engineering Department in association with UNICEF and other line departments of State and Central Government at Veterinary College Ground at Khanapara ...

We must follow Bir Chilarai's example of true patriotism and bravery: CM

Dispur, February 10: Stating that Bir Chilarai's example of patriotism and bravery must be followed by the young generation of the state, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said that the government is taking many steps to immortalise the great General of the erstwhile Kamata Kingdom ruled by Koch Dynasty. Taking part as the Chief Guest in the 507th Birth Anniversary celebration of Chilarai organised by Cultural Affairs Department at Bongaigaon today, Chief Minister Sonowal reiterated ...

Sonowal inaugurates 15th Bodoland Day; reiterates commitment to strengthen BTC Vows to integrate efforts of all sections for a vibrant Assam

Kokrajhar, February 10: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonwoal said that Assam is a melting pot of several tribes and ethnic groups and it has been a constant endeavour of the State Government to integrate the contributions of all tribes and ethnicities to bring about all pervasive development of the State. He also said that the present BJP led State Government which is representing various ethnic groups is also working relentlessly to speed up equal development of all tribes and ethnic groups to ...

Govt to set up Multi Skill Development Centres in Assam Sets target to skill 1.5 lakh youths in 2017-18

Guwahati, February 8: In a bid to give skill development a boost and increase the employability of the youths, State Government to set up Multi Skill Development Centres at Majuli, Dibrugrah, Nalbari, Silchar, Biswanath, Diphu, Dhubri, Nagaon and Kokrajhar. A decision has been reached at to set up these Multi Skill Development Centres in line with Centre of Excellence at the first Governing Council meeting of Assam Skill Development Mission at the conference room of Chief Minister's Office in ...

Sonowal calls upon the students to strengthen democratic traditions

Dispur, February 7: Establishing direct connects with the students, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal interacted with a group of students and urged them to have faith on democratic traditions and lend their hands to strengthen the edifice of democratic credentials of the country. Interacting with the students of Cotton College, Nowgong College and Dr. Birinchi Kumar Barooah College of Puranigudam at the Central Hall of Assam Legislative Assembly on Tuesday, Chief Minister Sonowal said, "The ...