Gorlosa justifies bifurcation of Dima Hasao

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HT Correspondent

HAFLONG, Aug 16: North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC) chief executive member (CEM) Debolal Gorlosa justified the bifurcation of Dima Hasao into two districts and said there should be no room of doubt among the people as this is being done for the betterment of the people of the hill district.

Unfurling the national tricolour on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day at Assam Rifles playground here on Thursday, Gorlosa appealed the general public to have faith on him and the government which has done everything good for them (people).

Referring to the water scarcity problem, he said, “Our district has been identified as the water stressed district for which the Dima Hasao administration has selected for the Jal Shakti Abhiyan project. Now it is our duty to work towards water conservation and restoration so that the future generation may not suffer”.

Dima Hasao is the only district in the state which has been taken up by the Centre under the Prime Minister’s Jal Shakti Abhiyan project.

Talking about the first-ever Bamboo Industrial Park in Northeast to be setup in Dima Hasao at an amount of Rs 50 crore he said this unique concept will have 10 sub centres to be equally distributed within various corners of the district.

For the development and setting up of Sambudhan Park at Maibang, an amount of Rs 70 crore is being funded which will restructure the face of the sub division in the tourism map which will definitely bring glory and opportunity for the local people.

He also informed about the successful handing over to NCHAC, the plot of land in national capital, Delhi, for construction of Dimasa Bhawan which in itself is a huge achievement of his team at council. The laying of foundation stone will be on 19th August next at Dwarka, programme which had earlier been planned but had been postponed.

He also spoke on subjects of planting saplings, setting up of Ekalavya schools paving way for better educational opportunities in Dima Hasao, development of roads, solutions of salary issues faced by the council employees. He stated that approximately 300 educated youth have been given jobs during his tenure in council and he plans to recruit 100 more in short-while.

The CEM is positive that he along with his team of members in the council will bring changes as the state government as well as the central government have extended their support by funding 100 crore for the development of Haflong town and 10 crore for each 28 constituencies under NCHAC apart from the regular budget of 170 crore which too has been increased than previous years.

The three days programme was organised with series of activities involving school and college students, NGOs, APEX bodies, officials from various departments and general public.

EMs and MACs, MLA, chairperson, principal secretary, DC, SP, Army commandant, officers from various departments, Media, senior citizens and general public.

The programme ended with distribution of prizes of the winners among the contingents. Prizes were also distributed to winners of various cultural and literary programmes held last two days.

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