Dibrugarh: “No outsider can threaten the existence of Assamese race and no one needs to panic about Assam’s future. The state government is fully committed to protecting the land, culture, language of the indigenous people and I urge all sections of the society not to get swayed by the misinformation campaign being run by various groups,” Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said while attending the oath-taking ceremony of Sonowal Kachari Autonomous Council and inaugurating Mukhyamantrir Krishi Sa-Sajuli Yojna in Dibrugarh.
Saying that the present state government has been transparent in dispensing governance and has not hidden anything from the people, chief minister Sonowal highlighted the steps by the government to cleanse APSC from corrupt practices and urged the people cooperate with the government in removing the scourge of corruption from all levels of the government system.
Calling on the newly elected members of the Sonowal Kachari Autonomous Council to work for the betterment of the people of the community along with other neighbouring communities, Sonowal said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reiterated his commitment to the northeast region through investment of more than Rs 40,000 crore in oil and gas sector, rapid construction of 10,000 km road in the state under PMGSY etc. Conferring Bharat Ratna posthumously to Dr Bhupen Hazarika has also fulfilled a long-standing demand of the people of the state, he said.
The chief minister also distributed approval letters of Rs 5,000 each to 14 farmers of Dibrugarh for purchasing farming tools while inaugurating the Mukhyamantrir Krishi Sa-Sajuli Yojna. Covering a total of 17,485 farmers in the district under the scheme, Mukhyamantrir Krishi Sa-Sajuli Yojna would benefit 5 lakh farmers of state with Rs 5000 each to upgrade their farm equipment for increased production.
Saying that the government has started old age pension for all citizens above 60 years of age apart from providing rice at subsidised rate to 54 lakh families under food security scheme, Sonowal stated that government has taken unprecedented steps like providing one tola gold to all girls in the time of their marriage as a measure for ensuring social security. He also urged the parents and teachers to motivate young children to study hard and achieve excellence in all fields.
MP Pradan Barua, MLAs Binod Hazarika, Bolin Chetia, Chakradhar Gogoi, Kushal Duwori, Rituparna Barua, Bimal Bora, Jogen Mohan and many other dignitaries were present in the programme.