GUWAHATI, Aug 16 - Delivering his customary speech on the occasion of the country�s 74th Independence Day, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, on Saturday, expressed his gratitude to the COVID-19 warriors including health workers, police personnel and other emergency service workers for their relentless effort.
Hoisting the National Tricolour at the historic Judges� Field, Sonowal also paid his tributes to those who lost their lives due to COVID-19 and current floods in the State.
Reiterating that the government is committed towards implementation of the Assam Accord in totality. �The Centre and the state government have taken requisite steps in this regard and we are going to ensure that Clause VI is implemented in letter and spirit,� the Chief Minister said, adding, �there will be no compromise as far as implementation of Assam Accord is concerned.�
Sonowal hailed the Centre�s new Education Policy and he said the new land policy has laid emphasis on teaching mother tongue in schools.
He also announced a slew of measures and schemes for agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry and food processing sectors, while adding that rice clusters will be set up in Dhemaji and Baksa districts and that plans are afoot to open rice procurement centres in all the districts.
Besides, a centre of excellence for organic agriculture in Biswanath district and cold storage chains in all the districts will be set up.