Press Release

16 lac senior citizens to get pension soon

Dispur, May 21: Government of Assam would soon release pension to 16 lac senior citizens of the state. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal while reviewing the implementation of the programmes and schemes of Panchayat & Rural Development Department in a meeting held at Janata Bhawan today, directed the P&RD officials to expedite the pension process in a bid to empower the senior citizens. Under the new initiative, the state government would provide pension to all senior citizens who are 60 years ...

Sonowal distributes appointment letters Reiterates State government's commitment to weed out corruption

Dispur, May 21: True to its commitment to weed out corruption and give merit a sole criterion for selecting candidates to government jobs, chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal today handed out appointment letters to 341 candidates for secretariat junior administrative assistants and computer operators at a simple programme held at Srimanta Sankardeva International Convention Centre here today. It may be noted that 174 junior administrative assistants were selected after a rigorous selection ...

Sonowal lays foundation stone of Rs. 43.87 crore railway over bridge at Barpeta Road

Dispur, May 18: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal laid the foundation stone of a Railway over-bridge at Barpeta road on state highway connecting Manas National Park with Barpeta road at a function held Barpeta today. The railway overbridge will be constructed with an expenditure of Rs. 43.87 crore under NLCPR in two year period. While the Govt. of India will bear Rs. 30.74 crore of the entire project coast, the Govt. of Assam will pump in another Rs. 13.13 crore to complete the project. ...

CM urges youth to take up farming as dignified calling

Dispur, May 17: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal urged the youth of the state to take up farming as a dignified calling and engage with commitment and dedication in the agriculture sector to give a renewed boost to the growth trajectory of the state. The Chief Minister said this while taking part in a Bohagi Utsav celebration at Margherita town today. The Bohagi Utsav was organized by Margherita Business Association. Stating that Assamese culture is closely linked with agriculture, the Chief ...

Sonowal reviews flood preparedness Embankments fortified to aid state's preparedness against flood

Dispur, May 16: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed Water Resources Department and other line departments to remain fully prepared to tackle the onslaught of seasonal floods as Assam has the reputation of experiencing flood due to torrential rain in the state as well as in upper reaches of its neighbours. Reviewing the flood preparedness of the Water Resources Department in presence of its minister Keshab Mahanta at the conference room of his office in Janata Bhawan today, chief ...

Assam delegation on agri-exposure tour to Vietnam CM seeks Vietnam's support to boost agriculture and trade in Assam

Dispur, May 14: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal who is on a day long tour to Vietnam, today met several top leaders of Vietnam Government and discussed economic and other bilateral issues to boost agriculture, trade and commerce in Assam. Sonowal held separate discussions with Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Government of Socialist Republic of Vietnam Ha Cong Tuan, Chairman of Vietnam's External Relations Commission Hoang Binh Quan and Vice-Chairman of Central Economic ...

CM leads MLAs and progressive farmers team to Vietnam for exposure tour

Dispur, May 13: With a view to get first-hand exposure of the farm practice of Vietnam and to take inputs from the ASEAN nation for revitalizing the agriculture sector of the state, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal leaves for Vietnam today evening. Already a delegation of 13 MLAs, government officials and 15 progressive farmers have left for Vietnam on Saturday under the leadership of Agriculture Minister Atul Bora. The state government takes up the exposure visit considering the seminaries in ...

CM's interaction with editors

Dispur, May 12: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal interacted with the editors of the print and electronic media on the prevailing situation of the state at Brahmaputra State Guest House here today. During interaction, the Chief Minister sought suggestions from the editors regarding the prevailing situation in view of the proposed Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016 and Joint Parliamentary Committee's recent visit to the state and requested them to extend cooperation in State government's bid to ...

Sonowal takes stock of the functioning of Social Welfare Department Names of 'ghost children' detected and deleted from the beneficiary list

Dispur, May 11: Chief Minister's Sarbananda Sonowal's order of streamlining the functioning of Social Welfare Department and deletion of the names of 'ghost children' bore fruits as the department after head counts pruned downed the number of beneficiaries to 35 lakh thus giving a relief to the state exchequer to the tune of Rs. 150 crore every year. It may be noted that taking a strong note on the allegation of fraudulently and entering ghost names and siphoning off money from the Anganwadi ...

Sonowal meets Governor; apprises him of state of affairs

Dispur, May 10: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal called on Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi at the Raj Bhavan here today. The one-on-one meeting lasting nearly one hour was mainly meant to apprise the Governor of the state of affairs prevailing in the state. Sonowal also informed the Governor about the state government's preparedness to deal with any exigency arising out of incessant rain in the last few days and help provided by the district administration to the people affected by hail-storm, ...