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CM lays foundation of 32 schemes

By Staff Correspondent

JORHAT, Feb 22 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today laid the foundation stones of 32 schemes and projects and inaugurated 21 other projects in Majuli island that included the blood bank at the Shree Shree Pitmambar Devagoswami Sub-divisional Civil Hospital at Garmur.

A Majuli district administration source told this newspaper that among the projects of which Sonowal laid the foundation stones were the Rs 25.92-crore Majuli District Science Centre and Planetarium under Assam Technology and Environment Council of the State Science and Technology department, 28 pure drinking water supply schemes under the State Public Health Engineering department that will cost Rs 104.9 crore, construction of the building to house District Transport Officer�s office that will cost Rs 2.03 crore.

The source further informed that the proposed zonal office complex of the Brahmaputra Board at a cost of Rs 9.46 crore, a Rs-75-lakh project to check erosion by drone surveillance were other major projects of which the Chief Minister laid the foundation-stones.

Sonowal laid the foundation stones symbolically in a function held at Borpomuagaon, Jengraimukh. The source said that the Chief Minister in the same function launched 20 hybrid solar-powered and electricity irrigation schemes for Majuli the total cost which was Rs 37.53 lakh, the source informed.

Speaking at the function, the Chief Minister said his Government after coming to power about four years ago, has ushered in a journey of development, peace and progress to benefit all sections of the society by following the Prime Minister�s policy of �Saab ka saath saab ka vishwas�.

Sonowal, who represents the Majuli Assembly seat, said that Government has so far initiated a slew of projects and schemes for the all-round development and protection of Majuli island worth about Rs 2000 crore.

He said that the Government was taking all necessary steps to promote and preserve the exquisite and priceless culture and heritage along with the lovely flora and fauna of Majuli.

Water Resources, Science and Technology Minister Keshab Mahanta, PHED Minister Rihon Daimari, Lakhimpur and Jorhat Lok Sabha MPs Pradan Baruah and Topon Kumar Gogoi respectively, were among the dignitaries present in the function.

Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated the blood bank at the Shree Shree Pitambar Devagoswami Sub-divisional Civil Hospital at Garmur, the source added.

Sonowal, who arrived in the Brahmaputra island on Friday left this afternoon.

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CM lays foundation of 32 schemes

JORHAT, Feb 22 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today laid the foundation stones of 32 schemes and projects and inaugurated 21 other projects in Majuli island that included the blood bank at the Shree Shree Pitmambar Devagoswami Sub-divisional Civil Hospital at Garmur.

A Majuli district administration source told this newspaper that among the projects of which Sonowal laid the foundation stones were the Rs 25.92-crore Majuli District Science Centre and Planetarium under Assam Technology and Environment Council of the State Science and Technology department, 28 pure drinking water supply schemes under the State Public Health Engineering department that will cost Rs 104.9 crore, construction of the building to house District Transport Officer�s office that will cost Rs 2.03 crore.

The source further informed that the proposed zonal office complex of the Brahmaputra Board at a cost of Rs 9.46 crore, a Rs-75-lakh project to check erosion by drone surveillance were other major projects of which the Chief Minister laid the foundation-stones.

Sonowal laid the foundation stones symbolically in a function held at Borpomuagaon, Jengraimukh. The source said that the Chief Minister in the same function launched 20 hybrid solar-powered and electricity irrigation schemes for Majuli the total cost which was Rs 37.53 lakh, the source informed.

Speaking at the function, the Chief Minister said his Government after coming to power about four years ago, has ushered in a journey of development, peace and progress to benefit all sections of the society by following the Prime Minister�s policy of �Saab ka saath saab ka vishwas�.

Sonowal, who represents the Majuli Assembly seat, said that Government has so far initiated a slew of projects and schemes for the all-round development and protection of Majuli island worth about Rs 2000 crore.

He said that the Government was taking all necessary steps to promote and preserve the exquisite and priceless culture and heritage along with the lovely flora and fauna of Majuli.

Water Resources, Science and Technology Minister Keshab Mahanta, PHED Minister Rihon Daimari, Lakhimpur and Jorhat Lok Sabha MPs Pradan Baruah and Topon Kumar Gogoi respectively, were among the dignitaries present in the function.

Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated the blood bank at the Shree Shree Pitambar Devagoswami Sub-divisional Civil Hospital at Garmur, the source added.

Sonowal, who arrived in the Brahmaputra island on Friday left this afternoon.

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