BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, May 17: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has extended his heartfelt gratitude to the people of Assam on the successful completion of fourth year of the Congress government’s third consecutive term on May 18.
In a statement here today, Chief Minister Gogoi said the State has witnessed a major transformation in different sectors during the past 14 years due to the unstinted support and cooperation of the people. The State Government has initiated a slew of development schemes and programmes for ensuring all-round development of the State and the welfare of its citizens.
“Since day one of assumption of power in 2001, the Government has been fine-tuning the administration to make it people-oriented. Its motto has been all along serving the poor and downtrodden segments of the society. Added thrust has been given on augmenting production and in raising the income of all sections of society,” Gogoi said.
He said topmost priorities have been accorded to infrastructure development, agriculture and allied sectors, education, strengthening surface communication, sports, culture, information technology, power, industries and commerce, trade and commerce et al. Besides giving focus on welfare of women and children, a slew of initiatives have been taken for the overall development of youths.
Chief Minister Gogoi said the present Government took over the reins of power at a most crucial juncture and catapulted the State upwards along the growth trajectory despite facing various problems and challenges. He said that the present government is wholly committed towards speedier development of the State in the coming days.
The Chief Minister said though the State has made remarkable strides in the past 14 years, it has still miles to go to attain all-round development. The State is still confronted with some problems and grievances of the people.
The Chief Minister said the Central government has deprived the people of the State by slashing fund allocations for some Centrally Sponsored Schemes. The State Government has requested the Central government to allocate the necessary funds against such schemes, Gogoi added.