MANGALDAI, Feb 26 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday laid the foundation stone of a new road construction scheme covering all the areas under 88 civic bodies of the State using the latest block concrete technology at a sanctioned amount of Rs 50 crore. He laid the foundation of construction of two roads in Kharupetia town committee area undertaken for the first time under this scheme at a cost of about Rs 40 lakh.
Addressing a public meeting organised at Kaharupetia town field on this occasion, Gogoi said that the increase of daily income of every poor family of the State is the main target of his government and for this development of the road communication is extremely essential. He said that development of only Guwahati does not reflect the development of the whole State. It would be meaningless if small townships of the State like Kharupeta remain backward. Gogoi urged all the elected autonomous civic bodies to take up revenue generating schemes.
Significantly, Gogoi did not mention anything about the proposed project of cold storage and the jute mill in the agriculture dominated area of Dalgaon, even though in the welcome address earlier Ilias Ali, MLA, drew the attention of the Chief Minister to these two demands of local farmers. The meeting was also addressed by ministers Ajanta Neog, Tanka Bahadur Rai and Basanta Das.
Earlier, Gogoi also laid the foundation stone of the proposed Kharupetia town drinking water supply scheme.