HON'BLE CHIEF MINISTER’S SECRETARIAT
Date :20.05.2021, 11:54 AM
Assam Government has provided financial assistance to people suffering from major health conditions which require expensive medical care, people of old age needing financial support, people having physical disability and people affected by natural calamities such as flood etc. Chief Minister’s Relief Fund has disbursed Rs.59,74,49,756/- (Rupees Fifty-nine crores seventy-four lakhs forty-nine thousand seven hundred fifty-six only) as financial assistance to 30,064 nos. of beneficiaries during the tenure of the present Government from May, 2016 till December, 2020.
Assam Government has taken the initiative of introducing MyGov Assam, which is the third such state platform established in line with the national mygov.in portal, a brainchild of Hon’ble Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi. At present, the social media handles and the website (assam.mygov.in) of MyGov Assam are among the leading such government platforms in terms of 20 followers and ‘reach’ in the country. Due to the wide reach, a lot of government schemes and initiatives have been made known to the masses in a faster manner. The MyGov unit has also been rendering service to a lot of key departments by making print advertisements, designing banners and hoardings, documentaries, short films, jingles, animations, organising on ground events/contests etc., on various schemes and their implementations. Due to the fast-growing popularity, various government messages are now channelised through the handles more effectively. A grievance redressal mechanism introduced by MyGov has also been helpful to many citizens.
HEALTH & FAMILY WELFARE
Date :20.05.2021, 09:37 AM
The year 2020 has been a challenging one for Assam Government particularly for the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. However, turning this challenge into an opportunity, the government took numerous steps to roll out new programmes and services to provide affordable and quality health care for the people by strengthening the facilities of existing medical colleges and other hospitals throughout the state. Assam Government is committed to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all the people of the state.
To reduce the doctor- population ratio, our Government has decided to increase the number of Medical Colleges across the state in a phased manner. At present, there are 7 (seven)full-fledged Government Medical Colleges including the newly started Diphu Medical College & Hospital at Diphu, three Dental Colleges, three B.Sc. nursing colleges, three Pharmacy Institutes and six paramedical Institutes functioning in the state. Another6(six) new Medical College & Hospitals are coming up at Dhubri, Nagaon, Lakhimpur, Kokrajhar, Nalbari and Tinsukia. The construction work of all the six new Medical Colleges are going on in full swing. In addition to these six, 4 (four) more new Medical College& Hospitals, at Karimganj, Biswanath, Charaideo and Goalpara are in the pipeline.
In order to boost the Cancer care facility in the State several initiatives have been taken under the Assam Cancer Care Foundation (AACF). Construction works have already been started to establish 10 (ten) Cancer Hospitals which includes State Cancer Institute, Guwahati. Works of the Tertiary Care Hospitals of cancer wings attached to the Medical Colleges have also been started.
The construction of Super Speciality Block-I in GMCH has been completed and the Cardiothoracic and Neuroscience Centre has started functioning in the block from January 2021.
In order to augment availability of oxygen in all Medical College and Hospitals, Cryogenic tanks to store Liquid Medical Oxygen and Oxygen Generating Plants have been installed.
Establishment of AIIMS at Guwahati, an Institute of National Importance, is another milestone in the Health care sector in Assam. The construction works of the permanent campus at Changchari, near Guwahati, is in progress. The 1st batch of MBBS programme of AIIMS Guwahati having 50 seats has been started in a temporary campus from this academic year.
Date :19.01.2021, 21:03 PM
Agriculture and its allied activities are of paramount importance for the people of Assam as source of livelihood, employment and as a way of life since more than 70% of the population still are dependent on this sector for their livelihood. Assam Government has made a considerable stride in agricultural sector in the State. We have successfully implemented various centrally sponsored and State sponsored schemes in order to achieve doubling farmers’ income by 2022.
We have succeeded in increasing total food grain production from 55.26 Lakh MT in 2017-18 to 56.82 Lakh MT in 2018-19 which is expected to increase up to 61.44 Lakh MT in 2019-20. A total of 58.44 Lakh MT of rice was produced in the State in 2019-20 against 51.25 Lakh MT in 2015-16.
ENVIRONMENT & FOREST
Date :20.05.2021, 09:34 AM
Assam Government has been working relentlessly for protection and conservation of Forest, Wildlife and Biodiversity of the State. During the last five years (2016-2017 to 2020-2021) several important activities towards conservation and protection of forest and wildlife have been implemented which are given as below:
1. Massive plantation and distribution of seedlings have been taken on mission mode. So far the area covered under plantation from 2016-2017 till 30th September, 2020 is 10353ha. and nos. of saplings planted is 4,70,21,155 nos.
2. 24 nos. Sahitya Manishi Upaban (Biodiversity Park) has been created /established in 24 districts. Out of these, 17nos. parks have been inaugurated and steps have been initiated to inaugurate rest 7 nos. of Biodiversity Park. This park houses 1000 different species of medicinal plants having aromatic /forests etc. to showcase the rich biodiversity of Assam.
3. Assam Government has already issued preliminary notification for upgrading Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary to National Park, covering an enhanced area of 231.65 sq.km. For providing more habitat to the one horned Rhinoceros and other important wild animals of Kaziranga National Park, our Government has already issued preliminary notification of 3 (three) new additions viz. 7th Addition (176 ha.), 8th Addition (307 ha.) and9th Addition (2570 ha.). These additional areas will provide more suitable habitat to ever increasing population of wild animals, such as Rhino, Tiger, and Elephant etc.
4. India State of Forest Report (ISFR), 2019 published by Forest Survey of India (FSI) has recorded increase of Forest covers in the State by 221.51 Sq.km as compared to the Forest Cover recorded in the previous India State of Forest Report (ISFR), 2017.
5. Revenues increased from 56.94 crores in 2015-2016 to269 crores in 2019-2020 (an increase in 472%).
6. 229 nos. of appointment were given on CompassionateGround to Grade III and Grade IV from 2016-2017. In thelast 2 years, 225 nos. of appointments were given clearingthe backlog from 2010-2011.
7. Majuli has been declared as “Biodiversity Heritage Site” under the Biological Diversity Act, 2002. To conserve the Indigenous Plants Species of Assam, a scheme named Aprogiya Briksh plantation was started in 2016-2017 and so far 11 units have been created each having 5 ha. area.