GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Thursday day that a month is too little to assess the performance of a government. He, however, added, "They say morning shows the day". The Chief Minister said, "In the coming six months we target reforms in Education, Health and Social Welfare departments. We aim to bring fundamental reforms to the Government. Talk less, work more is our motto."
Enact an Act to Prevent the Transit of Cows
The Chief Minister said, "The existing law cannot prevent the transit of cows through Assam. Now, we've stopped the transit of cows through the State with an executive order. We're going to enact an Act in the coming Budget session to impose a total ban on the transit of cows through the State."
On the menace of drugs, the Chief Minister said, "Earlier Assam was the transit route for drugs from Myanmar. However, the consumption of drugs started in the State through peddling. When I hopped from village to village during the poll campaign many aggrieved parents expressed their plight due to the drug addiction of their wards. So, from the very first day of assuming office, we've started our battle against drugs. In a month we've seized drugs worth Rs 24 crore, besides the arrest of 500 people. Our battle against drugs will continue till their transit through the State is stopped."
On the COVID-19, the Chief Minister said, "We've been able to bring the pandemic under control without total lockdown in the State. Striking a balance between life and livelihood we are carrying out drives against the COVID-19 with success. Identifying six urban areas as the epicentres of the COVID-19 we've carried out vaccination drives with positive results.
"We've got an indication that from July 1 the Centre will supply us 3.50 lakh vaccine doses every day. If that becomes a reality, we can vaccinate all target people by August 15, 2021."
The Chief Minister also said that Assam is now an oxygen surplus State. "Apart from meeting our demand, we've been able to supply oxygen to the neighbouring States of the Northeast daily," he added.