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Ramesh irked at slow pace of NH work

By The Assam Tribune

NAGAON, April 5 � Appalled by the slow progress of the four-lane highway in Assam, Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh today said he would take up the matter with the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), report PTI.

The Minister, who travelled on road to Kaziranga National Park, expressed surprise at the �extremely slow pace of work.�

�I will take up the issue with the NHAI chairman who is scheduled to visit the State on April 8,� Ramesh said after inaugurating the Nagaon Bamboo Museum.

People were urged to establish cottage industries to produce bamboo products for their economic uplift as the State had tremendous potential in bamboo cultivation.

The Centre would take up the initiative to ensure that the products find a proper market, he said.

The Union Minister also announced that Rs 30 crore was earmarked for development of the Kolong river in the State.

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