Guwahati: Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal held a two hour long meeting with editors of as many as 51 media establishments of the state on Saturday.
Tough time that media houses are facing due to the COVID-19 health emergency, preparedness to handle floods and measures to revive the economy and the farm sector were some of the key issues discussed at the meeting. The senior editors put forth their suggestions on several key issues including handling some of the major issues like creating better, permanent healthcare facilities, finding a solution to farmers' distress, introducing smart agriculture policies and addressing livelihood issues of daily wage earners and other workers.
"Have given a patient hearing to all the issues and problems highlighted by our respected editors. The fact that media houses are going though difficult times have been flagged. They gave suggestions about flood control and how to minimise damages caused by floods," Sonowal said addressing the media after the meeting.
He said that agriculture activities have begun in the state and the plight of the sectors and farmers would improve soon.
The chief minister lauded the work being done by journalists and every person involved with media during this time of health crisis.
He urged upon everyone to work as 'Team Assam'.