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MANGALDAI, Oct 28: North Eastern Council (NEC) member Chandra Kanta Das has stressed on proper utilization of the tural resources of the region.
“Assam is highly enriched with the tural resources and with the proper utilization of these resources, the state could be transformed into a self sufficient in fishery and other sectors with the involvement of unemployed youths,” Das said here today while visiting the Barua Beel, a large water body at Kopati under Dalgaon Revenue Circle in Darrang district.
Das who rendered his yeoman’s service to the people of erstwhile Mangaldai Civil Sub Division 38 years back has visited the Barua Beel to inspect the pace of the works for the development of the Beel and the production of fish.
The NEC in 2013 had sanctioned an amount of Rs. 153 lakhs for dredging of the beel, construction of fishery tank, construction of water retaining structure, office cum godown and eco-hatchery. During his visit Das accompanied by Darrang deputy Commissioner Ashok Kumar Barman and other administrative officers took stock of the completion of the 40% of the work and asked the concerned officials to expedite the pace of the works for the remaining part.
He also asked the Deputy Commissioner to keep a sharp vigilance over the construction works of the Beel so that the production of fish could be initiated within a very short period.
During the course of discussion with the officials of the district administration and the Fishery department here at Dalgaon, Chandra Kanta Das assured to extend all assistance to the interested unemployed youths for setting up piggery, bamboo cultivation, preparation of organic manure from the water hyacinth.
The Barua Beel has an area of 186 bighas (25 hactres) of land and with the completion of the NEC sponsored project; this Beel will be able to produce a good number of fish thereby paving the way for employment generation for the unemployed youths of the district.