BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, Aug 31: Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal has directed for taking steps for construction of a State Highway from Lanka to Haflong via Umrangsu in order to improve road connectivity in the hill districts.
The Chief Minister instructed the Hill Area Development Department to prepare the detailed project report (DPR) for the same in coordition with the Public Works Department.
Sonowal also directed for constructing a road at galand border in Dima Hasao District and he instructed to build the initial 5 kms of the road on a priority basis.
"The State Government would take various actions for improving the infrastructure of the three hill districts and lot of steps have been already initiated in this regard" Chief Minister Sonowal said while reviewing the budget announcement implementation status of Hill Area Development, Revenue and Minority Welfare Departments at Jata Bhawan here.
In today's meeting, the Chief Minister instructed the Hill Area Development Department for constructing a library cum convention centre at Dima Hasao District for immortalizing those persolities who made immense contribution in the fields of art, culture and literature of 16 tribes inhabiting there.
Reviewing the functioning of Revenue Department, Sonowal directed for swift and successful implementation of Ease of Doing Business policy of the government and he also asked the Department for taking steps towards increasing the salary of the Gaon Burhas (Village Heads). He also directed speedy conversion of Tahsildari system, currently in place in 7 districts, to Moujadari system.
The Chief Minister was apprised that as part of the computerisation process of the 315 Moujas in the state, computers for 305 Moujas have already been purchased and rest 10 Moujas would soon be computerized as well. The Department also informed that the computer training of the Moujadars would be completed within October 2017. It was informed in the meeting that class alteration process of per bigha land allotted for small tea gardens by paying a fixed premium has been going on but necessary action would be taken for putting up the subject in the next cabinet meeting.
The Chief Minister also reviewed the status of budget announcement implementation for the benefit of the members of the minority community in the Minority Welfare Department.