Hailakandi, April 23: Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi’s maiden visit to Hailakandi district recently was packed with meetings related to review of centrally-sponsored schemes with officials and Swachh Bharat awareness campaign. Immediately on his arrival from Karimganj around noon, Governor Prof. Mukhi was closeted in a meeting with Deputy Commissioner, Adil Khan, Superintendent of Police, Mohneesh Mishra, Commandant of 21st IRbn and senior officials of CRPF, BSF and other security agencies at circuit house. The governor reviewed the law-and-order situation in the meeting. Later in a meeting with the DC, SP, DDC and district heads of different departments at DC’s conference hall, Governor Prof. Mukhi reviewed the progress on the implementation of central flagship programmes. The governor stressed submission of project-wise utilization certificates on time which would pave the way for their speedy and effective implementation.
Prof. Mukhi described the central flagship programmes as a pivot of cooperative federalism aimed at bringing down the levels of poverty and bridging the gap between the have and have-nots. According importance to Swachh Bharat Mission, the governor asked the Deputy Commissioner to inspect the schools and other institutions and to ensure the cleanliness of the toilets together with running water. Prof. Mukhi asked the Deputy Commissioner to oversee that the Inspector of Schools visited 5-6 schools in a week to ensure cleanliness of the toilets.
Lauding the achievement of the district administration in building thousands of individual household latrines, the Governor asked the administration to pitch in all efforts to make Hailakandi an open defecation-free district soon. The governor asked the Agriculture Department to make all out efforts in doubling the farmers’ income by switching from mono cropping to double cropping through technological interventions. He advocated the need for motivating the youth in taking up agriculture as a means of livelihood.