Press Release

CM Calls for digital highway in the state

Dispur Sept 1: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today reiterated that the development of the state on a war footing is the Goverment's utmost priority and building the Digital Highway to this affect is of paramount importance. Speaking at the Northeast Information and Communication Technology (NICT) conference 2016 at a city hotel, Chief Minister Sonowal said that every village of the state will be digitally connected in the next five years and called on all IT players of the country to be part ...

Chief Minister visits Bhupen Hazarika Memorial

Dispur August 31: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today visited Bhupen Hazarika Memorial at Jalukbari and took stock of construction work of the site. He also paid homage to the late cultural doyen of the state by lighting earthen lamps. Chief Minister Sonowal thanked the people of the state for their continued support at the completion of the first 100 days of the government and also sought cooperation in coming days as well so that the government can keep performing its duties with same ...

CM reviews Swach Bharat Mission progress

Dispur, August 31: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed Managing Director, Swach Bharat Mission Assam to prepare some short films with popular film stars of the state to affectively disseminate the message of Prime Minister's dream project Swach Bharat Mission at a review meeting at his conference hall in Assam Secretariat. Chief Minister Sonowal has reiterated that Swach Bharat is far bigger concept than merely constructing toilets and it involves motivating the people to adopt a ...

Civil Aviation Minister calls on Sonowal Discusses issues to boost regional connectivity

Dispur, August 30: Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayanta Sinha on Tuesday met Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at Brahmaputra State Guest House in Guwahati as they talked on issues pertaining to regional connectivity and boosting cargo infrastructure in the State. Chief Minister Sonowal requested the Civil Aviation Minister to take steps to increase frequency of passenger flights in the region so that connectivity issues can be addressed. He also said that considering the region ...

CM Directs action against errant cement companies

Dispur, August 30: Taking strict view against artificial price hike by the cement companies, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today directed Commissioner and Secretary of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department to file cases to the Competition Commission of India and Consumer Forum against the companies. In a statement here today, Chief Minister Sonowal said, "The Government is determined to protect the interest of the people of the state and it will not allow anyone to take the ...

CM announces ex gratia to the family of the victims

Dispur, August 30: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has expressed grief over the death of the four people who died after being struck by lightning while fishing at the Dandua Beel in Morigaon. Chief Minister Sonowal has also wished speedy recovery to another five people who got injured by the lightening. In a statement today, Chief Minister Sonowal has announced Rupees 4 Lakhs ex gratia to the kin of those who died in the incident and Rupees 60 thousand to those who sustained injuries. ...

Sonowal to feature on a live chat show on DD National and AIR to mark Govt's 100 days in power

Dispur, August 29: The BJP-led Government in Assam will be completing 100 days in Office and on this occasion, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal would feature on an interactive live chat show on DD National and AIR on August 30, 2016 at 2 PM. The programme will be beamed live for one hour where the Chief Minister will be answering questions pertaining to the Government's actions and other priorities. It may be mentioned that when Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonwal took charge on May 24, 2016, ...

Sonowal meets Prime Minister Modi Seeks Centre's assistance for flood and erosion management

New Delhi, august 28: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday at the latter's 7 Race Course Road Residence and apprised him of the State Government's efforts towards relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction works in the aftermath of the waves of floods that wrecked havoc on the State. Sonowal also drew the attention of the Prime Minister of the extent of damages caused by flood and erosion and funds required by the State in rehabilitation and reconstruction ...

Sonowal hails Assam police and public for freeing Adishri

Dispur, August 26: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal hailed Assam Police for freeing seven year old student Adishri Dutta from the clutches of her abductors who was kidnapped from Indraprastha Apartment at Joynagar in Sixmile on Thursday afternoon. As soon as the news of abduction came to light, Chief Minister Sonowal directed the police administration to start a manhunt to trace the daughter of the doctors' couple out. Taking cues from the CCTV footage, the police succeeded to rescue Adishri ...

Central Team to visit Assam to assess flood damage

New Delhi, August 26 : Government of India is deputing a Central Disaster Management Team to Assam within one week to make a first-hand assessment of the damage caused by the recent waves of flood in Assam. A communique to this effect has been conveyed to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal from the Union Home Ministry today. It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Sonowal has been repeatedly pursuing with the Ministry of Home Affairs for central assistance in connection with the flood ...