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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 ...

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 ...