Press Release

State Govt releases Rs 600 crore for embankment repair

Dispur, December 22: Taking a serious view on the urgency of starting repairing work of embankments, State Government today released Rs. 600 crore for the revamp and repairing of dykes. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal issuing a direction has asked Water Resources Department to start repairing work by January 2, 2017. Chief Minister Sonowal said, "This has been a long felt need of the people living in the flood prone areas to repair the embankments which act as a protection to them against ...

CM lays stress on coordination of Soil, Agricultural and Irrigation Department

Dispur, December 21: Drawing a close relation between increased agricultural production and GDP growth, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has advocated for better coordination among Soil Conservation, Agricultural and Irrigation Department in the State. Reviewing the functioning of Soil Conservation Department today at Assam Secretariat, the Chief Minister has also asked the Department to prepare a concept note highlighting the common interest and areas of activity of the three departments ...

Sonowal pitches for increased production of fish

Dispur, December 21: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal asked Department of Fisheries to augment fish production to minimise demand-supply gap and enable the fisheries sector to provide meaningful vocations to fish farmers and other entrepreneurs. Chairing a meeting of the Fisheries Department in the conference room of Chief Minister's Office in Assam Secretariat on Wednesday, Sonowal asked Principal Secretary Department of Fisheries, M.C. Jauhari to take immediate step to bring down demand- ...

Skill Development Centres in tea garden areas to sensitise employment: CM

Dispur, December 20: To bring back confidence and revive growth cycle for spearheading a paradigm of development, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed Labour Department for reactivating the 71 defunct skill centres in tea garden areas and develop modalities to transform them into skill development centres for honing the skills of the youths and make them employable for different vocations. Chairing a meeting with the Central Committee members of Assam Tea Tribe Students' Association ...

CM tells GMC to adopt innovative measures for revenue generation

Dispur, December 20: In a bid to create better civic amenities in Guwahati city, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has laid stress on revenue generation and directed a delegation of Gauhati Municipal Corporation (GMC) to adopt innovative measures for the same. While discussing various issues of the Corporation in a meeting held today at Brahmaputra State Guest House, the Chief Minister asked the delegation led by GMC Mayor Mrigen Sarania to carry out a survey of the city to identify potential ...

GOC 4 Corps meets Sonowal; discusses security scenario

Dispur, December 20: General Officer Commanding (GoC) 4 Corps Amarjeet Singh Bedi on Tuesday called on Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at the latter's office chamber in Assam Secretariat on Tuesday. Lt. General Bedi after taking over the charge as the Chief of Gajraj Corps, Tezpur, gave a customary call to the Chief Minister and discussed with him the prevailing security scenario in the State. Issues like insurgent activities and threats from them have figured in their discussion. Chief ...

CM Directs immediate completion of work on three Irrigation projects amounting Rs 1033.05 crore covering 1,07,360 hectares of farming land

Dispur, December 20: Chairing a review meeting of Irrigation Department today at the Conference Hall in CM Secretariat, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today directed the department to complete the construction work of ongoing irrigation projects in the state at an early date to boost the agricultural production in the state. He directed the department to complete three projects at Bahirabkunda in Udalguri District, Champawati in Chirang District and Borolia near Tamulpur in Baksa District for ...

CM directs DCs to complete embankment repairing within March 31

Dispur, December 20: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has directed the Deputy Commissioners to ensure completion of repairing works of all the embankments of the State within March 31, 2017. The DCs will have to take up repairing works on a war footing mode and have to regularly submit update on progress of work to the Government. The Chief Minister passed the directions to the DCs while interacting with them through video conference today. The Chief Minister further directed the Deputy ...

Govt. to provide land patta to indigenous people

Dispur, December 19: Government of Assam is taking all-inclusive steps to resolve all issues of the Koch-Rajbongshi community including the ST status, which the State Government has taken up earnestly with the Central Government. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said this while taking part in a discussion with a delegation of Biswajit Roy faction of AKRSU today at Assam Secretariat. The Chief Minister also said that the Government is taking positive steps to ensure land rights of all ...

CM directs to step up CSP facility for disbursal of wages to tea garden workers

Dispur, December 19: With a view to ensure smooth disbursal of weekly wages of the tea garden workers following demonetization, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today directed the Banking establishments to step up the facility of Customer Service Providers (CSP) in the tea garden areas of the State within a fixed time frame. Taking part in a discussion with the representatives of Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha (ACMS), Chief Minister Sonowal stressed on the need to augment the services of the CSPs ...