Assam Power Minister Bimal Borah Allays Fears
“There are apprehensions regarding the establishment of Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project (SLHP).
LAKHIMPUR: "There are apprehensions regarding the establishment of Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project (SLHP). These apprehensions must be erased. In this regard, the government has instructed the NHPC Ltd to initiate the necessary actions," said Minister Bimal Borah here on Monday.
The Minister of Sports & Youth Welfare, Tourism, Power, and Cultural Affairs said this while interacting with media persons at Narayanpur in Lakhimpur district. On the stir against big dams, the Minister stated, "People of the State are not in favour of agitation."
Further the Minister criticised Raijor Dal leader and Sivasagar MLA Akhil Gogoi for opposing the 'Assam Cattle Preservation Act-2021'. Borah also claimed that the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) would clinch all the seats in the upcoming by-election.
Minister Bimal Borah, visited several religious shrines, xatras, tourist places at Narayanpur on Monday. At first, he visited the Balikunchi Xatra, the birthplace of Shri Shri Aniruddha Deva, and paid his obeisance there to the divine power. Then he visited the Bhatoukuchi Than and inspected the Shimaluguri public playground. He gave assurance that the playground would be upgraded for the benefits of the players.
Thereafter, the Minister inspected the historic Rangati Pukhuri located at Rangati. The public urged the Minister to initiate steps for transfomring Rangati Pukhuri area as a tourist destination spot. He also visited the historic Maghnowa Doul. He also discussed ways to resolve various issues of the Doul with the authority concerned. Then he inspected the construction work of the Madhavdev Kalakshetra. He also took part in an interactive programme with the Xatradhikar of the Belguri Xatra.
During the visit, the people of larger Narayanpur greeted the Minister with Gayans and Bayans at various places. He was accompanied by Bihpuriya MLA Dr Amiya Kumar Bhuyan, Lakhimpur Deputy Commissioner Sumit Sattawan, Director of Archeological Department — Diptirekha Kuli, and the Director of Cultural Department — Kishor Thakuriya besides other high-level officers.