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Governor lays stress on cleanliness

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Doomdooma, April 30: Governor Professor Jagadish Mukhi, who was on a two-day visit to Tinsukia district on April 27 and April 28, laid great stress on maintaining cleanliness in government offices, educational institutions and hospitals. In his interaction with media persons on Saturday evening at the Circuit House, he declared that by March 31, 2019 no BPL house in Tinsukia district would be without toilet. This would be part of the Central Government-sponsored scheme to build eight crore toilets in the country within that time-frame to make India open defecation-free.
Stressing that there could be cleanliness without change of mindset, he advised to fix one hour on the 7th of every month for cleaning government offices, hospitals and educational and other organizations/institutions and directed the Deputy Commissioner to pay sudden visit to six places in between 3 pm to 6 pm to overview its implementation.
The Governor held meeting with heads of the different departments and with security agencies on Friday. He asked the agriculture, irrigation and other line departments to work in absolute coordination to double the farmers’ income by 2022, as laid down in this year’s central budget. On insurgency, Professor Mukhi declared that it was largely on the wane and he was hopeful that the problem would totally end within next one year.
Deputy Commissioner of Tinsukia, Oinam Charan Singh and Superintendent of Police Mughdha Jyoti Dev Mahanta were also present in the press meet. The Governor also had interactions with literary, cultural, student, sports, political and social organizations and NGOs on Saturday.
The Governor said that out of the 26 districts that he had visited so far, Tinsukia was rich in all aspects. Earlier in the day, he had visited Margherita coal fields, coal museum, Digboi oil refinery, oil museum and Dhola- Sadiya Bhupen Hazarika Setu. In the end, the Governor declared that the poor digital connectivity in the Northeast would end once the international hub was changed from Chennai to Cox Market of Bangladesh.

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