SILCHAR, July 8 - Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Arvind Ganpat Sawant is likely to visit Assam in order to review the situation of the Cachar and Nagaon paper mills following their closure.�
�The Minister is likely to take stock of the ground realities of the government -owned mills at Cachar and Nagaon. We have approached him with a request to personally assess the condition of the profit-making industrial unit. He will visit Assam soon after the monsoon session of Parliament,� Dr Roy told mediapersons here on Saturday.�
Speaking about the efforts taken up by the Government to revive the mills, Roy maintained that foul play by a vested interest group has dragged the mills to this abysmal level. But the Government has evinced a constructive stance towards ways to revive the mills, he observed.�
Decisions over the fate of the mills could be taken only after the visit of the Central Minister, he added.
The Silchar MP also informed that he had requested Union Minister for Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank to attend the next convocation of Assam University Silchar. Vice Chancellor of the varsity Prof Dilip Chandra Nath has been informed and asked to send an official invitation letter to the Minister to attend the convocation to be held next year, Dr Roy said.
Meanwhile, Dr Roy hailed the Union Budget saying it is a growth-oriented and pro-poor document. He said that Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has been moved to introduce an inter-city train service between Silchar and Guwahati or a Shatabdi Express on the said route.
Further, demand for a Silchar-Agartala overnight train and facilitating pantry services on the Kanchanjunga Express train, which runs from Silchar and Sealdah, were also placed for necessary approval at the official level.