Goalpara, July 27: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that without the progress of women, all round development of the society is not possible. Realizing this, Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has enunciated several schemes for empowerment of women. Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana is one such scheme which has been launched for the women empowerment. Stating that the pet programmes of the NDA government namely ‘Jan Dhan Yojana’, Soil Health Card, ‘Skill India’, ‘Digital India’, ‘Start Up’, ‘Stand Up’ have already made visible changes in the lives of the people. These were the observations of Chief Minister Sonowal while speaking at a programme organized for handing over LPG connections to beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in Dudhnoi on Friday.
Chief Minister Sonowal assured people that if any genuine Indian citizen’s name is left out of the complete draft of the NRC, they should not get apprehensive. Some unscrupulous elements in the society are hell bound to create disharmony by spreading false information. He also called upon all sections of the people of the society to thwart all misinformation campaigns. He also said that if any genuine Indian citizen’s name is left out, they will get chance to get their name enlisted in the NRC by using the lad out procedures as the Central and State government would extend all help in this regard.
Stating that Goalpara is very rich in Agriculture, Chief Minister Sonowal while responding to Chief Executive Member of Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council Tankeswar Rabha’s request, announced that State government would set up an extension centre of Assam Agricultural University at Goalpara district. He also said that the banana market of Darangiri in Goalpara district is one of the largest in Asia and the extension centre of Assam Agricultural University would definitely help in strengthening Goalpara district’s reputation as agriculturally prosperous district.
Sonowal also said that India is heavily banking on its youth, therefore State government in order to stimulate the skill of youth is taking several steps for skill development of the youths of the state. He also said that in collaboration with the Government of Singapore, a North East Skill Centre would be set up in Mangaldai. He also said that for the equal development of all states of the country, Prime Minister has taken special steps and as a result, five bridges over the Brahmaputra and three over the Barak would be built very soon.
Chief Minister Sonowal also said that in recognition to eminent drama exponent Sukracharjya Rabha who expired recently an institution would bet set up at Goalpara. While acknowledging the role played by Birubala Rabha in wiping out superstitions from the society, he appealed to all sections of the people of the society to stand against superstitions. He said that Choto Matia Village in Matiya Revenue Circle has been selected as ‘Clean and Green Village’ as he thanked Goalpara District Administration for planting 12 lakh saplings in the district.
It may be noted that a target has been set to provide LPG connections to 89430 beneficiaries by March 2020 in Goalpara district and 62,591 beneficiaries have been already covered under the scheme.