MANGALDAI, Oct 22 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday inaugurated two government projects under Mangaldai Police Station area.
First he inaugurated a modern scientific goat farm at Chamuapara Agriculture Seed Farm complex. The goat farm with cross breeding facilities of hybrid and local variety has been constructed by the State Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department at an estimated cost of Rs 89 lakh under the Rashtriya Krishi Vikash Yojana (RKVY) as a part of the rehabilitation package of the pro-talk faction of the ULFA.
Talking to the media at the ceremonial inaugural function, Chief Minister Sonowal said that the BJP-led State government as per its promises for a terror-free peaceful Assam has taken up such steps for rehabilitation of the members of the militant outfit ULFA, who have decided to shun violence and lead a dignified and peaceful life in the mainstream society. �Our government is supporting the efforts of the pro-talk members of the ULFA in their livelihood through agriculture and animal husbandry and thus lead a dignified life in our mainstream and I hope this goat farm project would help them a lot,� Sonowal said.
On the other hand Anup Chetia, general secretary of the Pro-talk ULFA while talking to this correspondent said, �We want to develop Chamuapara into a complete agricultural production hub for which we have submitted proposals of a pig farm and fishery at the hands of the Chief Minister.�
Later in the afternoon, Sonowal inaugurated the newly-renovated building of the Mangaldai Sadar Police Station at an estimated total cost of Rs 1.77 crore under the project MOITRI. In this connection, a public meeting was held on the police station premises which was attended by several distinguished guests including Agriculture Minister Atul Bora, MP Mangaldoi Lok Sabha Dilip Saikia, Mangaldai legislator Gurujyoti Das, Additional Chief Secretary of Home and Political Department Kumar Sanjoy Krishna, DGP Kuladhar Saikia and Special DGP AK Jha among others.
Addressing the gathering, the Chief Minister termed the new police station building as a step under the mission of Assam Police modernisation. He appealed to both the police and public to work together to form a terror free, corruption free, plastic free fit Assam. The function which ended with the vote of thanks from DSP Anita Hazarika began with the welcome address by Amrit Bhuyan, Superintendent of Police, Darrang. Earlier, the Chief Minister paid tributes to the martyrs of Darrang police on the occasion of the Police Commemoration Day.