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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 ...

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 ...