Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who was in Majuli on Sunday, participated in a plantation drive under Carbon Neutrality Project at Kamalabari Ghat in the district.

The Carbon Neutrality Project in Majuli is first of its kind in the county and is believed to be an important step towards a zero-carbon district which is being given shape under a discretionary grant by the Assam chief minister for 2019-20.

Under the project, a total of 1,100 different saplings have been planted.

Speaking on the occasion, chief minister Sonowal, while congratulating the people of Majuli on getting the plants of different species, requested them to extend their cooperation for making the project a success.

He also said the success of the project will also be crucial for achieving zero carbon status of Majuli.

Sonowal also visited the erosion-affected areas of Kamalabari Ghat and took stock of erosion mitigation and protection works of the district administration.

To get an accurate picture of the erosion protection work, Sonowal walked a long distance on the bank of the Brahmaputra.

The Assam CM also took stock of the construction of a cricket stadium in Majuli, which is being constructed under the aegis of the Assam Cricket Association.

ACA president Ramen Dutta was also present on the occasion.

It is expected that once completed the cricket talents of Majuli would get state of the art infrastructure to hone their cricketing acumen.

Sonowal also made a visit to a retail outlet of women SHG products in Majuli.

The exhibition-cum-sale has been organised under Assam State Rural Livelihood Mission.

After observing the products, chief minister Sonowal appreciated the artistic expression of the women and thanked Panchayat and Rural Development department for giving all facilities to the women to showcase their skills.

He said the women’s creations are a huge stride towards Atmanirbhar Assam.

Majuli deputy commissioner Majuli Vikram Kairi, SP Aparna Natarajan, Zila Parishad CEO Naranarayan Nath, heads of departments and a host of other functionaries were present on the occasion.

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