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NIC asked to design Majuli cultural landscape website

By staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Aug 21 � The executive group of the Majuli Cultural Landscape Management Authority (MCLMA) in its meeting here on Saturday decided to entrust the Director of the State NIC with the job of designing its proposed website and updating it for a period of five years after its launch.

The meeting reviewed the implementation of various schemes such as road construction, construction of RCC bridges, setting up of nine museums in equal number of satras and setting up of an ethnic village in the island by the State Government through the cultural department as per 2009-10 official decision. The State Government allocated an amount of Rs 43.77 crore for these works.

The executive group did not find the pace of the work satisfactory and decided to impress upon the departments concerned to expeditiously implement the schemes.

Official sources confirmed that a sub-committee was also constituted by the executive group to frame the byelaws for operationalising the provisions of the Majuli Cultural Landscape Act, 2006.

It also formed a subcommittee with the Principal Secretary of the P&D Department as the chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the MCLMA as the member secretary, to examine the tenders quoted by the parties in response to the global tender floated by the Authority. It needs mention here that the Commissioner, Upper Assam Division is the CEO of the Authority.

The main focus of the discussion centred round the issue of operationalising the MCLMA. It is expected that expeditious operationalization of the MCLMA would speed up the process of obtaining the World Heritage status by the island sources said.

The meeting was chaired by the Chief Secretary, who is the chairman of the Authority, and it was attended by the MCLMA CEO, Asom Sattra Mahasabha representative Dutta Dev Goswami, who is also the Sattradhikar of the Bhogpur Sattra, Narayan Dev Goswami, Sattradhikar of Natun Kamalabari Sattra, Janardan Dev Goswami, Sattradhikar of the Uttar Kamalabari Sattra, Rani Narah, Lakhimpur MP, Water Resources Minister Rajiv Lochan Pegu, Secretary, Cultural Affairs Department, Principal, Majuli College, among others, said the sources.

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