Assam Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi, who is on a two-day visit in Tinsukia on Friday held a meeting with the heads of the departments at the conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Tinsukia and asked the Agriculture, Irrigation and other line departments to work in absolute coordination to double the farmers’ income by 2022.
Drawing the attention of the senior officers of the district, Governor Prof Mukhi said that farmers are the prime to the government’s efforts in bolstering growth of the State and a well-coordinated effort in the State to double the farmers’ income would act as a catalyst to the growth of the nation.
He also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi also set a vision to double farmers’ income by 2022 and Assam cannot be left behind to complement the farmers’ driven growth of the nation. He also asked Deputy Commissioner (DC) of the district Oinam Charan Kumar Singh to take special steps to coordinate the activities of the departments to reach the target by 2022.
Governor Prof Mukhi also reviewed the progress of centrally-sponsored and State government’s schemes in Tinsukia district. He asked the PWD Department to take immediate initiatives for repair and construction of roads in the district. He took the status of Ujjwala Scheme and asked the DC to completely replace the unclean cooking fuels with the clean and more efficient Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in the district for the BPL families.
The Governor also took stock of the Swacchata scheme under Swacch Bharat Abhiyan and asked the DC along with the other line departments to show no relent in ensuring cleanliness in the district. He also advocated that the first hour of the seventh day of every month should be exclusively devoted to cleanliness in every office, educational institutions in the district and the DC should carry out sudden visits to at least six institutions to inspect their adherence with Swacchata.
Governor Prof Mukhi also visited Tinsukia Civil Hospital and saw the facilities put in place for the patients. He also interacted and spent time with them. He also paid a visit to Laipuli High School, Tinsukia Commerce College, interacted with the students and took stock of the cleanliness and other facilities being provided to the students.
The Governor also took stock of the student-teacher ratio and asked the teachers to share with him if they face any problem.
In order to take governance to all sections of the society, the Governor also held discussion with the delegations of NGOs, literary bodies, social organisations and took suggestions from them.
Moreover, the Governor also chaired a meeting with the security agencies and other senior officers of the district administration at the conference hall in circuit house to assess law and order in the district. He also asked them to deal with any law and order related issues firmly. SP Tinsukia Mugdha Jyoti Mahanta, DC and other top officers of security agencies were present at the meeting.