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Trying to live up to people's expectations: Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that his government tried to render services as people wanted and would work day in, day out to live up to people’s expectations throughout its term.

Himanta Biswa Sarma

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 Aug 2021 1:27 AM GMT


GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that his government tried to render services as people wanted and would work day in, day out to live up to people's expectations throughout its term.

Highlighting the State Government's achievements in its first 100 days before the media here on Friday, the Chief Minister said, "Financially, we have improved a lot. Now Assam is one of the financially strong states in the country.

"In the past 100 days, we have inoculated 1.21 crore people. What's significant is that we wasted no vaccines. The saving of vaccines by the nurses enabled us to inoculate five lakh, additional people. Without resorting to total lockdown, we have controlled the second Covid-19 wave. We are getting ready for the probable third wave.

"Appointment letters distributed to 700 teaches today marked the beginning of the appointment to one lakh youths in a year as we promised.

"Tomorrow (Saturday), we will sign an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with microfinance companies for the waiver of loans.

"We are going to take some measures to augment farmers' income. The State Government and FCI (Food Corporation of India) will procure six lakh MT of paddy annually from the state farmers from next year. We will lay stress on commercial plantations like bamboo, agar, red Chandan, xansi etc. This will give farmers alternative vocations. We will create the department of agro-forestry to make this happen.

"We are holding talks with big national and international companies for investments. However, we give more importance to local entrepreneurs through startups. We aim to make every engineering and medical college of the state a hub for innovation. This is possible by making every engineering college meet the Washington-Charter benchmark.

"The Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) gives supply water connection to 1.25 lakh households every month in the state. Our target is to provide supply water connections to two lakh households every month.

"The revenue of APDCL (Assam Power Distribution Company Ltd) has risen to Rs 650 crore per month against Rs 380 crore per month earlier.

"To streamline office works, we have merged analogous departments, besides bringing administrative and financial reforms in various departments.

"This government has brought back peace to Bodoland. All militants in the BTAD laid down arms. Six rebel groups of Karbi Anglong are also holding final talks with the Government of India. We will release the Rs 160-crore financial package to the NDFB cadres slowly.

"We are holding talks with the neighbouring states at various levels to resolve the long-standing border disputes with them.

"Right from assuming office, this government has been carrying out drives against human trafficking, cattle smuggling and drug peddling."

On price rise, the Chief Minister said that the government could do much as the prices at the sources of the commodities did not come down.

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