GUWAHATI, June 15 - Taking a serious view of the scarcity of construction materials mainly chips, sand, etc, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has asked the Forest Department to make the materials available within 10 days.
Chairing a meeting of PWD and Forest Departments at the conference room of Chief Minister�s Office in Janata Bhawan this evening, Sonowal constituted a high-powered committee with Additional Chief Secretary, PWD Alak Kumar and four other officers to assess the causes leading to the scarcity of the building materials.
It may be noted that following several complaints from different circles regarding shortfall of building materials, Sonowal convened an urgent meeting and directed the authority concerned to take the remedial steps so that construction activities do not face any bottlenecks because of such shortage.
Sonowal also directed to expedite the repairing works of roads and said he would review the progress on a regular basis.
Environment and Forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma, Media Adviser and Legal Adviser to Chief Minister Hrishikesh Goswami and Shantanu Bharali, Additional Chief Secretary to PWD Alak Kumar, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Sanjay Lohia and other senior officers of PWD and Forest Departments were present at the meeting.