PATHSALA: "I have deep faith in the farmers of Bajali area who are initiating a white revolution by producing record quantity of milk in the area. After setting up the milk processing unit, the farmers will be immensely benefited and they will earn more and it will also make them self-reliant. A market will be created by producing various allied product from milk and there is ample scope of exporting the products to Bhutan also," said Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. The Chief Minister on Wednesday formally inaugurated the newly-constituted Bajali administrative district at a programme held at Bajali Higher Secondary School playground and also laid the foundation stone of the Bajali Milk Processing Unit to be set up at Pathsala for a total amount of Rs 4.68 crore under Chief Minister's Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojna. The capacity of the unit will be 30,000 litres.
The Chief Minister expressed hope that Bajali Milk Processing Unit, once operational, would be able to contribute towards the goal of making Assam atma nirbhar. Chief Minister Sonowal congratulated the people of Bajali for the 34th district of Assam and urged them to commit towards making Bajali one of the best districts in the State. He also said that responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for Atma Nirbhar India, the State Government had taken steps for making Assam self-reliant and he called on the people of Bajali to spearhead this movement with human resource as students here always perform well in every examination and excel in academics.
Saying that alleviation of Bajali to a district would facilitate better opportunities and facilities to the residents here, Sonowal stressed the need to constantly improve oneself to achieve success in this age of competition and urged the young generation to excel in all fields like science, sports, academics and culture so that the market of South East Asia could be captured with skills and knowledge. He also highlighted measures taken by the State Government in the last four-and-half years to develop the State and directed the Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police of the district to facilitate people-friendly administration.
Sonowal formally kick-started the project of making Bajali 'neem city' by presenting a neem sapling to brand ambassador of the Forest and Environment Department, Ananda Khataniar.
Ranjeet Kumar Das, chairman of Housefed and present MLA of Sorbhog LAC, appealed to the Chief Minister to contest in Patacharkuchi, Bhabanipur, Barpeta or Sorbhog constituency in the ensuing election for speedy development of the area. He also expressed satisfaction at the step taken by the government for forming the new district.
Minister of Industry and Commerce, Chandra Mohan Patowary, during his speech, said that the struggle of Bajali residents for a district became successful under the able leadership of Chief Minister Sonowal. He said that the present State Government had been making consistent efforts to equally develop upper and lower Assam regions with steps like setting up of multi modal logistic park at Jogighopa, among others.
The newly-appointed Deputy Commissioner of the new district, Bhabani Prasad Sarma and Superintendent of Police Dharmendra Kumar Das have already taken charge.
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