GUWAHATI, May 18 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said that the Government is committed to carrying forward the developmental works and the focus would be on stabilising the economy further.
Speaking to media persons on the completion of 11 years at Dispur (completion of the first year of the third term), the Chief Minister said, �Improvement is there to be seen in every field, from law and order to economy. And this has been possible due to the support extended by the people.�
He also referred to the growth in the GDP and the per capita income of the State as the indicators of sustained development.
�Financial condition of the State too has improved a lot and we are now rated amongst the best growing States,� Gogoi asserted.
The revenue collection has increased from Rs 2978.84 crore in 2006-07 to 5185.59 crore in 2011-12, registering a growth of 74 per cent, he pointed out.
The Chief Minister further said that the plan size of the State has increased substantially from Rs 1521.28 crore in 2000-01 to Rs 10203.48 crore in 2012-13.
Dwelling further on the developmental milestones achieved by the Government in the last one decade, Gogoi exhorted his Cabinet colleagues not to be complacent.
When asked, the Chief Minister said the recession experienced globally and the bandh culture were the deterrent factors to accelerated growth.
�The bandh culture has to stop. Had there been lesser bandhs, our growth could have been further accelerated,� he said.
On the law and order scenario, Gogoi stated that almost all insurgent groups, except the Paresh Barua faction of ULFA and the KPLT, were in talks with the Government.
�The improved law and order scenario has been possible largely due to the development works. Of course, the security forces have played their part but development works too played a key role,� Gogoi said, adding that although the Maoists are trying to set a foothold in the State, the State machinery is committed to thwart their attempts.
On the nomination of the next President of India, Gogoi said that he would not support any nomination for the top position based on regional lines.