Press Release

Sonowal visits Dr. Bhupen Hazarika's residence at Kuthuri

Dispur, August 25: As a sequel of the State Government's initiatives of making Dr. Bhupen Hazarika's residence a 'heritage building', Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday paid a visit to the music maestro's residence at Kuthuri in Nagaon District and offered rich tributes to the genius. Attending a meeting organised there, Sonowal said, "He (Dr. Hazarika) wrote and composed several masterpieces teeming with social consciousness Dr. Bhupen Hazarika left behind many immortal creations ...

Sonowal discusses anti-poaching measures in Kaziranga Pitches for keeping the Nation Park open for eight months

Dispur, August 25: In a move to increase tourists' footfalls in the world's famous one-horned rhino habitat the Kaziranga National Park, steps have been initiated for keeping the Park open for the tourists for eight months instead of the existing six months on an experimental basis. Convening a meeting with the civil, police and forest administration officials of Golaghat and Nogaon districts at Kohora in Golaghat today to review the safety mechanism put in place in the Kaziranga National ...

CM Sarbananda Sonowal proposes more teeth for Urban Local Bodies

Dispur, August 24: In a move to bring in more efficiency in the functioning of the Urban Local Bodies, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal proposed to introduce Urban Administrator Service, Urban Engineering and Planners Service and Urban Finance and Accounts Service and asked the Chief Secretary to do the needful in this regard. Inaugurating a State Level Workshop for the Chairpersons and Vice Chairpersons of Urban Local Bodies in Assam Administrative Staff College today on Uttaran (Urban ...

CM Sarbananda Sonowal launches Digital Literacy Programme

Dispur, August 24: Making one person in every family digitally literate as a core component, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched Digital Literacy Programme in 126 Gram Panchayats of 126 Legislative Assembly Constituencies at a function held at the conference hall of Assam Secretariat on Wednesday. The programme has been launched to leverage information and communication technology for spreading digital literacy to every household of Assam. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister ...

Union Minister for Women and Child Development calls on CM

Dispur, August 23: Union Minister of State for Women and Child Development Krishna Raj today called on Chief Minister Sarbanada Sonowal in the latter's office chamber in Assam Secretariat on Tuesday and duo talked on issues concerning women and child welfare. Chief Minister Sonowal gave a detailed scenario of the women and child development schemes that the State Government has been pursuing to bring both women and children development at the centre of attention. Sonowal also informed the ...

US Consul General Kolkata calls on Sonowal

Dispur, August 23: US Consul General Kolkata Craig L. Hall on Tuesday met Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in the latter's office chamber in Assam Secretariat and the duo talked on a wide spectrum of areas such as tourism, culture, economy and student exchange programmes. Chief Minister Sonowal apprised Craig L. Hall of Assam's prolific tourism potentials and the role of it in the State's economy. He also said, "Assam Government wants to go in a big way in the promotion of ecotourism so ...

Govt to start dredging to fight flood and erosion

Dispur, August 23: In its fight against flood and erosion, State Government to start dredging of the Brahmaputra as it was decided in a meeting with Dredging Corporation of India Limited held at the conference room of Assam Secretariat on Tuesday. Chairing the meeting, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said, "In order to give succour to the people ravaged by the perennial flood and erosion, State Government with the help of Dredging Corporation of India Limited will start dredging of the ...

CM Shri Sarbananda Sonowal congratulates Governor Banwarilal Purohit

Dispur, August 22: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today exuded confidence that under the new Governor, the State can march forward and can scale new heights taking everybody from Barak, Brahmaputra, Hills and Plains on board. Congratulating Banwarilal Purohit who was sworn in as the 29th Governor of Assam today at Durbar Hall of Raj Bhawan in Guwahati today by the Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court Justice Ajit Singh, Sonowal said, "I hope Assam will progress well under his leadership". ...

A synergistic approach between public representatives and government servants must for better delivery system: CM

Tezpur, August 21: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal appealed to all officers and employees of various departments of Sonitpur district to maintain a close liaison with the MLAs to effectively implement various developmental schemes of the Government. Chairing an interactive meeting with the heads of the Departments of Sonitpur District during his one day tour to the District, at the conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner's Office in Tezpur, Chief Minister Sonowal said for serving the ...

Sonowal felicitates family members of 13 martyrs of Dhekiajuli

Dispur, August 21: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal felicitated the family members and descendents of 13 martyrs of Dhekiajuli who laid down their lives in 1942 freedom struggle, at a function organized to commemorate "Independence -70 remembering sacrifices" at Swahid Maidan at Dhekiajuli on Sunday. It may be mentioned that for the first time any Chief Minister of the State paid a visit to Dhekiajuli after 75 years of the Dhekiajuli incident in 1942 visited the town and felicitated and ...