GUWAHATI, Feb 20: Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi held a meeting with the heads of the departments and took stock of the developmental works along with prevailing law and order of Kamrup Metropolitan District at Circuit House here on Monday.
Kamrup(M) Deputy Commissioner Dr. M. Angamuthu apprised the Governor of various developmental projects being implemented in the district through a power-point presentation and said that the district administration has been on its toes to extend the fruits of governce to all sections of the people of the district through various welfare schemes that the governments both at the centre as well as the state have been taking from time to time.
GMC Commissioner Molisa Goswami gave a detailed description of garbage disposal. The Governor asked the GMC Commissioner to look for permanent measures and formulate plans to mage solid waste and its disposal. He also maintained that for any city magement top priority should be accorded to judicious magement of waste and accordingly awareness should be created not to litter garbage on the roads.
In the review meeting that the Governor had with all the heads of the departments Prof. Mukhi took note of the status of health and hygiene, drinking water, cleanliness, education, road and communication, agriculture among others.
Taking a look at the welfare of farmers, the Governor asked the District Agricultural Officer (DAO) to adopt measures to double the farmers’ income and introduce 2-3 crops in the available farming land in Kamrup Metropolitan district. He also asked the DAO to provide the farmers with seeds, fertilizers, guidance on soil testing and motivate to grow right kind of crops at the right land. He also emphasized that adequate arrangements should be put in place to provide right value of farmers’ productions and asked Deputy Commissioner to monitor it. The Governor further said that agricultural farming should be supplemented with poultry farming, animal husbandary, fishery simultaneously to reap the highest dividends from farming.
To invoke swachhata in every aspect, the Governor asked Deputy Commissioner to undertake sudden visit to educatiol institutions, government offices, hospitals etc. He also directed the DC, Head of the Departments and Head of the educatiol institutions to strictly adhere to cleanliness besides making it mandatory for every institution to dedicate the first hour of their office on 7th day of every month for ‘swachhata’ and asked Deputy Commissioner to inspect at least six places on the same day from 3 pm to 5 pm as a part of cleanliness drive.
Prof. Mukhi also visited Mahendra Mohan Choudhury hospital and interacted with the patients there. Later he visited the Panbazar Police Station and Panbazar Girls’ Higher Secondary School and took stock of the system put in place to deliver public service and education respectively.
The Governor while addressing the officers said that he has been taking keen interests to promote development of Assam and therefore intended to meet all the stake holders who can really contribute to bolster development of the state. He also urged the officers to work for the welfare of the needy and provide all assistance to the public.
The Governor also interacted with members from different NGOs, representatives of the Axam Xahitya Xabha and members from the press.