GUWAHATI, July 8 - Governor PB Acharya, who was on a tour of the Barak Valley recently, visited the Indo-Bangladesh border and took stock of the fencing works along the border. He also planted saplings in the Suterkandi border areas.
Taking keen interest in organic farming in the Barak Valley, the Governor inspected the Akbarpur Krishi Vigyan Kendra, interacted with senior agriculture scientists and asked them to work towards transforming Karimganj district into an organic zone.
To ensure the welfare of farmers of the district, Acharya said that agriculturists would be brought under various agricultural insurance crop schemes, an official release said. The Governor also visited the Suterkandi International Border Trade Centre and interacted with the customs officials. He also visited Malegarh and paid floral tributes at the martyrs� site of the Sepoy Mutiny, considered as India�s First War of Independence.
The Governor held a meeting with the officers of the district administration at the conference hall of the DC�s office, Karimganj.
Urging all officers to work with devotion, Acharya asked the district administration to generate awareness about Swachh Bharat Mission and Jan Dhan Yojana, and promote the love for yoga, which leads to mental well-being.
Later, the Governor met various political dignitaries, including MLAs of the district, at the DC�s conference hall. He advised the MLAs to work together for the uplift of all sections of the people of the State. Later, the Governor met senior citizens and discussed several issues. He called for concerted efforts for the all-round development of the Barak Valley, especially connectivity, health, education, electricity and employment.
The Governor also inaugurated Ban Mahotsav and led a sapling plantation drive at the Karimganj Govt HS School ground. Chairpersons of the Karimganj Zila Parishad and the Karimganj Municipal Board also met him in the Circuit House where the Governor put forward various suggestions to the local bodies.
Acharya also had a meeting with media persons of the district and sought their suggestions for the improvement of education in the district. He added that the Government was taking several steps for the development of education in tribal and tea community- dominated areas.
The Governor also paid a visit to the Aylabari Tea Estate and attended a cultural programme there. He also distributed saris among elderly tea garden women.