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CM launches Rs 250-crore new multi-development  project  for Tingkhong LAC

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 Oct 2017 12:00 AM GMT

9,000 km road in rural areas to be constructed under Prime Minister Gram Sadak Yoja

From our Staff Correspondent

Dibrugarh, Oct 4: A Rs 250-crore new multi-development project for Tingkhong Legislative Constituency was formally launched by Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal at a public function held at Dhaman Higher Secondary School Playground on Wednesday. Addressing the mammoth gathering of more than 5,000 people of the area, the Chief Minister said, “Road communication and infrastructure are chief criteria for development and progress of a region.”

He added, “Industrial development of a region cannot be achieved without development of road communication in general and infrastructure in particular.” He further said that the State Government had been relentlessly working for progress and change in the State. As an effort towards achieving the same, Sonowal said, a total of 9,000 km road in rural areas would be constructed under Prime Minister Gram Sadak Yoja. “The step has been undertaken for augmenting all-round development of 26,000 villages of the State under Chief Minister Gram Unyan Yoja (Chief Minister Rural Development Project),” he said.

Highly appreciating Tingkhong MLA Bimal Bora’s persistent efforts and die-hard determition to develop the constituency in all fronts, Sonowal said, sincerity and dedication of the public representative could make sea change towards development of the constituency. But, Sonowal said, people from all walks of life, particularly youths, should come forward and lend their support and cooperation in achieving the same. Reiterating his stand on zero corruption in all fields, he called upon the local people to keep a strict vigil on the development works of their respective region and resist corruption tooth and il. Stressing harmony among the various communities, he called upon the village heads of the Tingkhong area to be vigilant against all those elements who intend to breach the age-old social bond and try to hinder the path of progress by creating chaos and law and order situation.

The Chief Minister also flagged off two ASTC bus services which will ply between Tingkhong to Dibrugarh via Dhaman and other from Mahmora to Dibrugarh. A fire tender was formally handed over to Rajgarh Fire Brigade Office. Sonowal also laid the foundation stone of six road construction projects to be constructed under Prime Minister Rural Road Project, IDF Scheme and NLCP scheme.

A cheque of Rs 38,94,94,579 was handed over by the Chief Minister to Deputy Commissioner Laya Madduri to pay compensation to affected families against acquisition of their myadi patta land for construction of NH-52.

Referring to Prime Minister’s ‘Act East Policy’, Sonowal said, the development of Assam and Northeast had been hastened. “The State Government has been putting more emphasis on the modernization of tea and other industrial sectors so that the State can compete with other States of the country in development,” Sonowal added. He said that tea industries had played a significant role in State’s economy and contribution of small tea growers was inevitable. Hence, the State Government had decided to issue myadi patta to all small tea growers and Rs 5,000 to them for plantation of 1 bigha land.

Both MPs of Jorhat and Dibrugarh, Kamakhya Prasad Tasha and Rameswar Teli respectively, in their deliberation highlighted the State Government’s achievements and different steps taken for overall development of the State.

The meeting was graced by, amongst others, MLAs Ritupar Barua, Chakra Gogoi, ren Sonowal, Binod Hazarika, Teros Gowala, of Lahowal , Moran , harkotiya, Chabua and Duliajan respectively , district BJP president Indra Gogoi, DC Loya Madduri and Jugen Mohan from Mahmora.

Earlier, Tingkhong MLA Bimal Bora spoke on the purpose of the meeting. He also disclosed the development projects as initiated by him for development of the neglected Tingkhong constituency.

Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal’s visit to Tingkhong constituency on October 4 is considered by villagers as the first visit of a Chief Minister since Independence.

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