Guwahati: The high level economic advisory committee set up to recommend measures to revive the state's economy met Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and held discussions on the way forward for the economy that is in the red.
"The committee was set up to revive the state's economy which had suffered losses. The committee will work round the clock and have consultations with farmers, leading businessmen, experts from the industry and services sectors. Our target is to improve overall economy of the state and therefore a detailed report is very necessary. The report will act as the guideline for the government to decide on the future course of action," chief minister Sonowal said after the meeting.
"We held our first meeting of the committee yesterday. We would submit a preliminary report in 20 days and a final report a little later," Subhash Das, Chairman of the Committee told media after the hour-long meeting with the chief minister.
The chief minister has asked the committee to do a "swot analysis" of the state's economy and look at the strengths of the economy which can be further strengthened and leveraged upon to give economy the much required jump start, Das said.
The eight-member committee includes prominent economists and experts of the state and the committee would focus on sectors like agriculture, industry, and services and suggest ways to create employment opportunities and boost production in these and other sectors.