NAGAON, March 1 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today laid foundation stone of a mega drinking water project under AMRUT scheme to cover almost all inhabitants basically living under Nagaon Municipality Board here at a function held at Nagaon Nehrubali field. Along with the drinking water project, Sonowal also laid the foundation stone of another scheme for renovation and beautification of three children parks of the town like Silpi Pranab Boruah Sishu Udyan, Moi-Heng-Dang-Deka Phukon Udyan under the same AMRUT scheme at the same function. The government has already sanctioned Rs 213.20 crore and Rs 3.20 crore respectively for the drinking water project and renovations and beautification schemes of the children parks of the town under AMRUT scheme.
Laying the foundation stone of those projects, Sonowal said that it was a remarkable day for the people of Nagaon town that it was also included in the queue for developed towns along with three other towns of the State like Dibrugarh, Silchar and Guwahati under AMRUT scheme amounting to Rs 650 crore. Referring to the State BJP led alliance government as a two year and nine month baby, he urged the people to compare the work done by the present BJP-led alliance government with the work done by the past governments led by the Congress or other parties. Taking a dig at a former chief minister of Assam, he said, �work much, speak less� is the motto I prefer and because of it, the people can see the difference in the work done by our government within 2.9 years and that done earlier by those in power for around 55 years. The Union Minister of State for Railways, Rajen Gohain, Minister Piyush Hazarika, MLAs Rupak Sarma, Numal Momin, Angoorlata Deka, Commissioner Secretary of Urban Development, Meenakshi Sundaram, the Deputy Commissioner, Jadav Saikia and other dignitaries of Nagaon municipality board as well as office bearers of district BJP were present in the function.