GUWAHATI, June 19 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today reviewed the preparedness of the district administrations for tackling floods in the State and directed the deputy commissioners to reach out to the flood-affected people and provide relief to them.
The Chief Minister, through video conference, asked the deputy commissioners to keep sufficient stock of medicine, food items, fodder for the livestock and country boats ready to press them into service during relief and rescue operations.
Sonowal also asked the deputy commissioners to ensure adequate security to every household affected by flood and make proper assessment for deployment of SDRF in rescue operations.
Stating that the revenue department has already released funds to all the districts, the Chief Minister further stressed on timely payment of ex gratia amount to families of flood victims within 48 hours.
The modalities for implementation of the Chief Minister�s Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana (CMSGUY) were also discussed in the meeting. The Chief Minister said the governing body has already approved three entry points for execution of this flagship programme under which tractors will be distributed in the first phase to each revenue village of the State.
�Under CMSGUY, we have already identified three entry points, including distribution of tractors to each revenue village, setting up of knowledge centre at gaon panchayat level and development of playground in each village,� the Chief Minister said, adding that the Government of Assam has tied up with scheduled commercial banks for providing credit support to eligible applicants.
Sonowal further emphasised on motivating youth to take up farming on priority basis, besides developing business mindset among the farmers. He also asked the deputy commissioners and district agriculture officers to work for developing optimism among farmers and conducive agricultural environment in the State.
The Chief Minister also reviewed the progress of implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) in the meeting and asked DCs to complete distribution in a time-bound manner. He directed the DCs to carry out extensive publicity of the scheme so that all BPL families come forward to avail its benefit.
The Chief Minister also reviewed preparations of the International Day of Yoga by the district administrations and directed the DCs to involve all sections of the society in the celebration.