GUWAHATI, Aug 3 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today gave the go-ahead to the Computerisation and Computer Networking of Consumer Forums Scheme in all the district consumer forums.
The opening of the 1,000 new �Aamar Dukans� was also finalised in the meeting to finalize the 100 Days Action Plans for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs and Public Health Engineering Departments headed by Minister, Rihon Daimary.
Sonowal asked the department to strengthen the �Aamar Dukan� concept and to make it more enterprising and economically viable by tying up with wholesalers from both within and outside the State so that the consumers get the items at a nominal price. He also advocated for training of skills of the youth so that they can handle the business with finesse.
Sonowal suggested re-christening of �Aamar Dukan� to �Aamar Nijor Dukan� to infuse a sense of belonging.
As regards Public Health Engineering Department, the meeting finalised the construction of 50,000 household toilets in rural areas, a piped water supply scheme covering 21 habitations and a water supply scheme using solar energy at Nazira covering 200 households.
It also decided to carry out testing of 25,000 water samples in PHED laboratories. The meeting also gave the go-ahead to the exposure visit of PHED and P&RD officials to Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala for learning solid and liquid waste management practices.
The Chief Minister said beautification must be made an integral component of any project and that the topography must be taken into account while finalising any project. �The architects must be taken to the actual site so that they can conceptualise the project in such a way that it adds to the beauty of the place,� he added.
The meeting was attended, among others, by Principal Secretary, PHED, Hemanta Narzary, Commissioner and Secretary to CM, Sanjay Lohiya, Commissioner and Secretary, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Rajesh Prasad, Secretary, Planning & Development, Aruna Rajoria and other senior officials.