NAGAON: The State Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Ashok Singhal on Wednesday ceremonially inaugurated three parks being innovated and reconstructed in the small town here. Besides, the minister also participated in a slew of programmes in the town during the day.
The minister inaugurated Mahendra Nath Moi Heng Dang Dekaphukon park near Nagaon Baptist Church following which he also ceremonially inaugurated two other including Natyapran Saroda Kanta Bordoloi and Pranab Boruah memorial park near Nagaon Nehrubali field. These three parks were renovated and reconstructed for beautification of the town with an estimating costs of Rs 4 crores under special pursuance of local MLA Rupak Sarma who accompanied the minister during the inaugural ceremony of those three parks on Wednesday.
During his visit, the minister also attended a meeting at the auditorium of Nagaon district library where he distributed scooties among 'sakhi' of the women self help groups.
The minister held a meeting with the officials concerned of municipality board as well as district administration at the DC conference hall. During the meeting, he reviewed the ongoing schemes and other projects being sponsored by the government and also took stocks from the concerned authorities in this regard, sources added.
While addressing the local media, the minister referred to the drought and said the scarcity of water like this year was never seen in the State. It is happening due to climate change across the globe, the minister said adding that Food Corporation of India (FCI) had yet procured 5 lakhs metric tons of rice from the farmers of the State in the current fiscal year.
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