From a Correspondent
Tezpur, July 5: Admitting the poor condition of most of the roads in Sonitpur district, including the Lakhimpur-Tezpur via Biswath Chariali and Balipara NH-15, the minister for PWD, Excise, Fishery, Parimal Suklavaidiya on Tuesday announced here that the people of not only Sonitpur district but also of the entire State would soon enjoy the joy of walking on good roads.
The cabinet minister, who was briefing the media at the Circuit House here after meeting Sootea MLA Padma Hazarika and Labour Minister-cum-Rangapara LAC MLA, Pallab Luchan Das in their constituencies on Tuesday, further revealed that the PWD department had taken certain special initiatives for the development of the surface communication. “But this will be executed step by step, under the policy of hundred days work plan. We will try our level best to address public woes. The public interest oriented mega plan has already been placed before the Chief Minister and we hope that his cooperation will inspire us in taking forward the plan reflecting the dream of the common masses of the State,” he said.
On the other hand, the minister who is also looking after the excise and fishery departments, while revealing his developmental mission, also said that the infrastructure of the excise department was poor and it had to be developed as maximum revenue came from this sector. Referring to the Bihar government’s decision to declare the State as a dry state, he also said that in this regard he would expect a decision from the intellectual section of the society of the State.
“We are thinking of checking the flourishing of liquor in the black market which hampers both the social environment and the revenue aspects of the State,” he said. Touching upon the question of the development of the fishery department, he stated that if everything went well then within five years the State would not have to depend on fish imported from Andhra Pradesh.