GUWAHATI, Sept 6: To reaffirm State government’s zero-tolerance towards cross-border infiltration, Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi on Thursday visited the Indo-Bangla border along Mankachar sector in South Salmara. The Governor visited border areas and inspected the ground situation there.
In his day-long visit to South Salmara Mankachar district, he inspected the erosion-hit areas of the district and interacted with the local people. Asking the BSF personnel responsible for guarding the Indo-Bangla border, the Governor asked them to maintain a strict vigil on a 24x7 basis. Mukhi also sought suggestions from BSF to strengthen the existing fencing system.
Chairing a meeting with South Salmara Mankachar Deputy Commissioner Atika Sultana and other senior officers of the district and heads of the departments, Governor Prof. Mukhi asked the district administration to take special care for the implementation of Central Government schemes in the district. He also said that since the government schemes have been taken to expedite the welfare of the people, successful implementation of Central and State government schemes hold the key in bolstering all round development of the district as well as its people.
Prof. Mukhi also asked the District Agriculture Officer to work in synergy with other line departments like horticulture, veterinary to double farmers’ income in the district. Since agriculture is the mainstay of the people of the district, growth of agriculture would lead to growth of the district.