Press Release

Sonowal oversees preparations for Ambubachi Mela

Dispur, June 10: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today visited the Kamakhya Temple to oversee the preparedness for the forthcoming Ambubachi Mela starting on June 22. The Chief Minister inspected the arrangements made for the pilgrims coming from different parts of India and abroad for the famous Mela at the holy Shakti Shrine. Sonowal asked the senior officials to ensure all sorts of arrangements in respect of accommodation, drinking water and sanitation for the pilgrims. Sonowal said the ...

New textile policy for state handloom sector soon

Dispur, June 9: Government of Assam will soon formulate a textile policy for giving a major fillip to handloom & textile sector in the state. The proposed policy will focus on integrating production and marketing of handloom & textile products, economically empowering the weavers and making a niche for handicrafts of the state in world market. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed this while reviewing the activities of Handloom & Textile Department in a meeting held at Janata Bhawan today ...

Sonowal requests Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to release gas enabling commissioning to fourth plant of Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizer Corporation Limited

Dispur, June 9: In a move to address the shortage of gas supply which has posed an impediment towards commissioning the fourth plant of the Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizer Corporation Limited (BVFCL), Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal sought the intervention of the Union Minister of State (i/c) for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan and requested him to use his good office to release 0.62 M.M.S. natural gas to the plant. In a telephonic request made to the Union Minister for Petroleum ...

CM visits erosion hit Nimatighat, takes stock of situation

Dispur, June 6: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal visited erosion hit Nimatighat area in Jorhat district last evening and took stock of preventive measures taken up by the water resources department at the site. State water resources minister Keshav Mahanta, MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, several MLAs, Jorhat deputy commissioner Virendra Mittal and senior officials of the water resources department were present at the time of visit. Noteworthy that sizable portion of the PWD Road leading to ...

CM reopens Bharatratna Gopinath Bordoloi Museum at Raha Gopinath Bordoloi's commitment to the motherland retained Assam as a part of the country: CM

Dispur, June 6: "Gopinath Bordoloi had tremendous dedication and commitment for Assam and his commitment only retained Assam as a state of India. During the time of grouping, the strong role Bordoloi played saved Assam from being included in Pakistan. We all know how Pakistan has turned into a hotbed of terrorism and if Assam had become a part of Pakistan, the Assamese race would have been robbed of its dignity and self respect." Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said while taking part in ...

CM unveils statue of Lachit Borphukan

Dispur, June 5: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal unveiled a statue of General Lachit Borphukan at Dinjan Military Station, the Headquarter of 2 Mountain Division in Tinsukia district today. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Sonowal lauded the initiative of the 2 Mountain Division of Indian Army and termed the move as a moment of pride for the people of Assam. Stating that installation of the statue would help in spreading the heroic achievements of Lachit Borphukan amongst the youth, ...

Government to officially celebrate World Environment Day in every gaon panchayat from next year: Sonowal

Dispur, June 5: In a move to play the role of 'force-multiplier' of connecting people to nature, and encourage the younger generation to plant more saplings, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal announced that from the next year State Government would celebrate World Environment Day at every gaon panchayat in the State. Speaking at a programme organised centrally to celebrate the World Environment Day at Dibrugarh University in Dibrugarh today, Chief Minister Sonowal said that the government ...

CM lays foundation stone of six roads at Dibrugarh Kajikhowa Transparency and quality of work is emphasised in every sphere by the govt: CM

Dispur, June 5: "The government is striving to bring transparency in all activities and that is why maintaining quality of work is given top priority in every sphere. Contractors have the responsibility to deliver top notch quality in their works and only then they would be able to contribute meaningfully to the state's growth and thereby also earn respect of the society." Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said while participating at a foundation stone laying programme of six roads at ...

CM calls for better coordination between public representatives and administration for effective implementation of rural development schemes

Dispur, June 4: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal emphasised better coordination between public representatives and administrative machinery for effective implementation of rural development schemes in the state. The Chief Minister said this while reviewing the progress of rural development schemes implemented in Dibrugarh district, which was held in the Zila Parishad conference hall today. . "As Zila Parishad and the DRDA are the main agencies which implement all rural development schemes of ...

CM releases Hindi version of Madhabdev's 'Namghosa'

Dispur, June 4: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal released the Hindi version of neo-vaisnavite saint Sri Sri Madhabdev's Namghosa in a solemn function held at Dibrugarh today. This significant Assamese scripture is translated into Hindi by Devi Prasad Bagodia of Dibrugarh. Noted Assamese writer Dr. Nagen Saikia, former president of Asom Satra Mahasabha Leela Mahanta, MP Rameswar Teli were also present among others in the book release ceremony. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Sonowal ...