KOKRAJHAR, July 18: Assam Governor Jagadish Mukhi on Wednesday pitched for sustainable development of BTC region and called upon the officers of all transferred departments to dedicate themselves for speedy and timely implementation of State and centrally-sponsored schemes being monitored by various line departments. He was given a warm reception by the Principal Secretary of BTC, BC Phukan, Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police of the district.
Governor Mukhi, who arrived in Kokrajhar in the morning by Rajdhani Express, held discussion with the security agencies at Circuit House and assessed the law-and-order situation. He was accompanied by his wife Prem Mukhi. In the discussion, the Principal Secretary of BTC, BC Phukan, Deputy Commissioner of Kokrajhar Niranjan Baruah, IGP-Anurag Agarwal and others were present. He asked the district administration and other security agencies to streamline the security arrangements ahead of final draft publication of NRC on July 31 and to take all precautionary measures.
Later, the Governor chaired the meeting with the departmental heads where the progress of various developmental works was discussed. During the discussion, the Governor said the Government of India had taken up a target to double the income of the farmers of the country by 2022. Laying emphasis on the necessity of clear objectives to achieve the goal, he said that departments like agriculture, soil conservation, irrigation, fishery, veterinary and handloom and textile should come up with innovative ideas jointly for development under the guidance of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) for increasing the production of farmers so that their income could be doubled. He laid stress on the improvement of road connectivity, education, irrigation, health and power line connection under Deen Dayal Upadhaya Gram Jyoti Yajana in every village.
“Agriculture is the mainstay of our economy and deserves special focus to bring about sustainable development in the region,” he said. He called upon the farmers to adopt multiple cropping. He also asked the officers to follow his directives to clean up office premises under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Mission every 7th day of the month. He further insisted upon the officers to go to the rural areas to understand the ground realities of projects undertaken by various departments.
The Governor held a meeting with the Executive Members (EM)s, members of BTC Legislative Assembly and top officials of the council at the assembly auditorium hall. He reviewed various schemes undertaken by the council.
Governor Mukhi visited Kokrajhar Science College, RN Brahma Civil Hospital, Kokrajhar Police Station and Ghoskata village. He monitored the cleanliness of the surroundings in the town under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. He hailed the chairman of Kokrajhar Municipal Board, (KMB) Bishnu Narzary who has been working relentlessly to clean Kokrajhar town since assuming office and is implementing Solid and Liquid Resource Management (SLRM).
The Governor also held discussion with various delegations such as ABSU, ABMSU, AKRSU, AASAA, AGSU, ASU, BSU, Dularai Bathou Dhwrwm Afat, Dularai Boro Harimu Afat, Bodoland Indigenous Games Association (BIGA), All Bodoland Taekwondo Association (ABTA), officials of Kokrajhar District Sports Association (KDSA), BPF, UPPL, Congress (I) BJP, elected members and leaders of religious organizations. He heard the problems of the delegations and assured them to talk with the government for solution. He also interacted with media persons on the implementation of government schemes in the region at Circuit House.