Source: News Bharati English01 Jul 2016 15:08:12

Silchar, July 1: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who is on a day–long visit to Barak Valley to discuss a wide range of issues with the DCs and SPs of Cachar, Karimganj, Hailakandi, Dima Hasao, Karbi Anglong and Hamren in Silchar on Thursday and directed Public Works department (PWD) to complete the repair works before he visits Barak Valley after three months to carry out an inspection and also asked the department to furnish the estimate of raw materials required for the work which the Forest department will provide for the purpose.
Sonowal also asked the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to complete the work of mahasadak on a priority basis. The Chief Minister also asked the Principal Secretary of Dima Hasao and DCs of Cachar and Karbi Anglong to take personal initiatives and review the progress of the work on a day–to–day basis. PWD Minister Parimal Suklabaidya, MLAs, Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia, Director General of Police Mukesh Sahay, NRC State Coordinator Prateek Hajela, Commissioner and Secretary (Home) LS Changsan and host of senior officers were present at the meeting..

Emphasizing on a fool–proof and flawless NRC, Sonowal asked the DCs to complete the process expeditiously. Expressing concern over the reported environmental pollution being caused by illegal mining of coal from neighbouring Meghalaya and stacking of the same in the districts of Barak Valley, Sonowal asked the Chief Secretary and DCs to take steps to address the problem. He also ordered action against illegal coal mining in Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao districts, news agency The Sentinel reported.

The Chief Minister also issued instructions to take steps against check gates which have failed to realise revenue for the government. According top priority in maintaining sanctity of the international border, he asked DIG (Border) to look after the fencing work. Sonowal also called upon the officers and employees fraternity to work as a team for the progress of the State. Stressing on the highest degree of coordination between the government and the citizens in general, Sonowal called upon everybody to work whole–heartedly towards implementation of government schemes and contribute to peace and progress of the State.