Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal hoisted the national flag on the occasion of 74th Independence Day at Judges Field in Guwahati. In his speech, the CM thanked the COVID-19 warriors including health workers, police personnel, and other emergency service workers for their fight against the disease.
He also paid tribute to the victims of the pandemic and other disasters like flood that hit the State.
Sonowal also lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership in handling different issues of the country. “The nation-wide lockdown enforced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 24th, 2020, which was later extended by phase-wise, has given us sufficient time to make preparations including Health infrastructure development to fight against COVID-19,” the CM said.
He further highlighted various issues of the state and reiterated his government’s commitment towards the peace and development of Assam.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister said rice clusters will be installed in Dhemaji and Baksa district to increase production of Xali, Bau and Boro paddy. He also announced that the government will establishment centre for sale and purchase of paddy grains so that the farmers get actual price of the products.
Talking about the implementation of the historic 1985 Assam Accord, Sonowal said, “There will be no compromise in implementation of the historic Assam Accord.”
Besides, saying that the process to grant Scheduled Tribe status to the six communities of the state has been delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, he said, “The recommendations will be sent to the Central Government once it is received from the Group of Ministers.”
“The upper age limit for the third and fourth grade employees for the state government has also been increased tom 40 from 38. The government also announced to set an International Trade Centre in Golaghat and implement the Assam Bamboo and Cane policy,” the CM said
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