GUWAHATI, April 16: On the first day of the Assamese New Year, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal laid the foundation stone of a road of Tamuli Ali of the historic Dibrugarh-Rongagora-Tinsukia confluence at a programme held at Dinjan on Sunday. It may be noted that this road through Dinjan Army cantonment was used as a strategic road during Second World War.
Speaking on the occasion, chief minister Sonowal said that as a part of Prime Minister’s Narendra Modi’s decision of laying good quality road in every village in Assam, a target has been set to make 8000 KM rural road upto May 2019 under PMGSY. At the same time for the development of National Highways and construction of bridges on the Barak and Brahmaputra, Central government has released funds. This step of the Centre would bring about unprecedented revolution in the connectivity of the state, Sonowal added.
Moreover, under the direction of Prime Minister Modi to ensure quality health care delivery system to every individual at tea garden areas, mobile medical units have been introduced. Besides, the State government for the welfare of every pregnant women belonging to tea community, has decided to pay Rs. 2000 every month for a period of six months. He also said that to hone the sporting talents of youths belonging to tea community, State government for the second consecutive year has organized CM’s cup Inter-Tea Garden football tournament. Moreover, during demonetization period as an incentive to opening of bank account by the tea garden workers, the state government has already deposited Rs. 2500 to each bank accounts and upon regular maintenance of the accounts another Rs. 2500 will be credited to their accounts, Sonowal said. For encouraging connectivity among the tea garden workers, smart phone will be provided to each Line Sardars and accordingly budgetary allocation has been made in this year’s budget. Moreover, at the instance of State government Rs. 99 crore has been released for 15 tea garden under Assam Tea Corporation for releasing arrear salary.
Sonowal also said that for the empowerment of women, government has launched Kanaklata Mahila Sabalikaran Achoni and under the scheme Rs. 25000 will be given to each self help group. It may be noted that the road at Dinjan under the scheme SOPD (G) for 2017-18 with a length of 3.95 KM will be built with a financial outlay of Rs. 254.06. On the occasion Rongali Bihu, Sonowal also urged upon all sections of the people of the state to maintain the age-old amity among them and make the state stronger than ever before.
MLA Chabua Vinod Hazarika, GOC of Second Mountain Division Dinjan Gajendra Singh also spoke on the occasion.
MLA Rituparna Baruah, Prasanta Phukan, Terosh Gowala and a host of dignitaries were present on the occasion.