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  • Sunday, March, 2020| Today's Market | Current Time: 10:40:26
  •  By Anup Biswas

    Haflong : Assam Finance Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said that Assam Government will clear all pending dues of the council employees of North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC) by a special grant. This was conveyed at a meeting held at Haflong circuit house during his two days visit to Dima Hasao accompanied by HAD Minister Sum Ronghang and Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) CEM Tuliram Ronghang in presence of NCHAC CEM Debolal Gorlosa and MLA BB Hagjer

    The Assam Minister said that revenue augmentation of the NCHAC will be done so that there is no further crisis regarding salary. Proper formulation of revenue from various resources like Forests, APGCL, NEEPCO etc will be taken into observation so that the council hase self sustenance capacity like the other autonomous councils, said the minister referring to Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council and Bodoland Territorial Council.

    While reviewing the Medical department activities and conditions, Dr. Sarma announced that an intensive care unit (ICU) will be set up in a fast phase manner at the Haflong Civil Hospital, fund to which will be provided by the Assam government. The long standing necessity of the ANM hostel will also be soon resolved with setting up of eighty bedded hostel facility for them.

    For promotion of the tourists’ inflow and opportunities of accommodations, there will be government tourist lodge in three places- Haflong, Jatinga and Umrangso which is to be implemented jointly by Tourism department and The Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC).

    Taking into consideration of the growing demand for seats in colleges, he said science stream will be introduced in Maibang College and the number of seats will be increased in Haflong Govt College. He also asserted that the long pending construction work of the polytechnic college in Chotowapu shall soon begin for completion.

    “An addition package amounting to 50 crores for roads was announced and the construction work of the five roads between Haflong to Dihangi, Umrangso to  Diyungmukh, Kalachand- Khepre Road, Mahur-Laisong-Raja Bazar, Maibang to Shemkhor shall be started in fast manner”, said Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma. He further stated an addition amount of 100 crore package for development fund under NCHAC.

    The Ministers had a rigorous meeting with the representatives of various organisations and Apex Bodies of different communities as a part of the schedule. During an extensive discussion held with the indigenous people’s forum, the Minister stated that all demands put forward by the organisation may not be fulfilled however; there can be other ways to   a common agreement for all in view of the larger interest of the people of the district.

    Apart from the meetings the Assam Ministers, accompanied by the MLA BB Hagjer, CEM NCHAC Debolal Gorlosa and CEM KAAC, Tuliram Ronghang, other NCHAC Executive Members and DC Amitabh Rajkhowa and Superintendent of Police Prasanta Saikia inaugurated several new projects such as District early intervention centres under RBSK and NHM, Organic food market complex at Town committee filed, district medical drugs warehouse, Tularam Fitness centre etc.