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Governor takes stock of development works in Dima Hasao

Guwahati, April 12: On the last leg of his two-day maiden visit to Dima Hasao, Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi on Thursday held a series of meetings with the CEM of North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council,  Deputy Commissioner of Dima Hasao and reviewed the developmental works and took stock of security scerio including the prevailing law and order in the district. In the review meeting with all the heads of the departments at the conference hall of Dima Hasao Circuit House, Governor Mukhi took note of the status of several welfare schemes concerning health and hygiene, drinking water, cleanliness, education, road and communication, agriculture among others, a press release stated.
In another meeting which the Governor held along with the members of the NCHAC, Prof Mukhi asked the council members to take keen interests in the implementation of government schemes along with maintaining cleanliness at every nook and corner of the district. He also urged upon the council members along with the district administration to forge a synergy and work dedicatedly in agriculture sector and work for suitable measure for doubling farmers’ income. He also asked them to incorporate new schemes to augment growth of agriculture and take the help of Assam Agricultural University to test the quality of the soil and accordingly guide the farmers for quality farming.
Emphasizing on skill development to generate employment opportunities, Prof Mukhi said that necessary interventiol steps would be taken from the government side for increasing intake capacity of the ITI Haflong from the existing 100 to 200. He also said that he will persolly take steps to set up a Polytechnic college in Dima Hasao.
To invoke swachhata in every aspect, the Governor asked Deputy Commissioner to undertake sudden visit to educatiol institutions, government offices, hospitals etc. He also directed the DC, Head of the Departments and Head of the educatiol institutions to strictly adhere to cleanliness besides making it mandatory for every institution to dedicate the first hour of their office on 7th day of every month for ‘swachhata’ and asked Deputy Commissioner to inspect at least six places on the same day from 3 pm to 4 pm as a part of cleanliness drive.
As a part of his district visit, the Governor also visited Government Boys Higher Secondary School and interacted with the students. Later he visited Haflong Civil Hospital and checked the status of the toilets and expressed satisfaction on finding that the toilets are relatively clean and properly maintained. He also hailed the efforts of Haflong civil hospital on being nomited and receiving  the Kayakalp Award for 2017-18 as the cleanest hospital in Assam. Prof Mukhi also paid a visit to the District Agricultural Office.
Under the programme christened “Bringing Green Revolution to Eastern India” (BGREI) the Governor ceremonially gave a power tiller to one of the beneficiary. The Governor also visited Zion village, the second cleanest village in Assam, and lauded the villagers for their efforts to keep the village clean. In an interaction with the villagers the Governor said, “I am very happy to be here and I congratulate you all for your contributions to make your village as the second cleanest village in the State.”

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