JORHAT, July 6 - Minister for Tourism and Welfare of Plain Tribes and Backward Classes, Chandan Brahma, who is in-charge of Majuli district, visited the river island today to take stock of developmental works.
A Majuli district administration source stated that Brahma chaired a meeting with senior district administration officials at the Conference Hall of Majuli Deputy Commissioner�s Office and reviewed various ongoing developmental activities in the district.
The source said the Minister directed the officials to ensure implementation of the ongoing works in a proper manner by close monitoring of the schemes.
Brahma reportedly asked the officials to see that the projects and schemes were completed within the stipulated time and to take strict action if any complaint of corruption was received by inquiring into the allegations.
He reiterated the Sarbananda Sonowal Government�s adoption of zero tolerance policy towards corruption, the source stated.
It may be mentioned here that Sonowal, who represents Majuli Assembly seat, after forming the Government two years back had announced and initiated a series of schemes and programmes in the Brahmaputra island for all-round development and also to protect the inhabitants of Majuli from massive erosion and annual ravages of floods that had led to displacement of a large number of people during the past two decades.
The Government has also planned to promote Majuli as a global tourism hotspot for cultural practices prevalent in the island and also the rich flora and fauna that the island district possesses. Efforts are under way to make the island 100 per cent carbon free.