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Assam CM slams union ministers’ frequent visit to northeast

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Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday said frequent visits of union ministers to Assam will not benefit the state unless the central government gives adequate fund for its development.

Gogoi said the regular visits of union ministers were a new trait never witnessed since independence and the state was not benefited from their visits as they were “paying only lip service”.

“The central government has turned its back on the existing schemes and programmes. Moreover, Assam and the other northeastern states are also hit by cuts in financial assistance from the Centre,” Gogoi said in a statement.

“It seems that visiting union ministers, instead of extending a helping hand to the state, are more interested in destabilising the democratically elected state government,” he said.

Besides, Gogoi said, the central government even denied the special category status to Assam and the other northeastern states.

“Actions of the central government will slow down the economic progress of the state and in turn adversely affect the poor and downtrodden people of Assam and the northeast,” he said.

(IANS)

 

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First CNG station Opened in Dibrugarh, Assam

Assam CM launches state's first CNG station in Dibrugarh

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Assam's CM inaugurated the first-ever CNG fuelling station of the state in Dibrugarh. WikiMedia Commons

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday inaugurated the first-ever CNG fuelling station of the state in Dibrugarh.

Sonowal said that to make Assam free from air pollution and to promote the use of clean and green fuel, State government is preparing a roadmap for setting up CNG fuelling station in all districts of the state.

He also said that since vehicular emissions take a toll on the health of the people, the State government is working sincerely to promote the use of compressed natural gas in the state.

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Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurates first CNG pump. WikiMedia Commons

“Making a pollution-free state is one of the primary objectives of the government and therefore, the government, has been taking series of steps to make Assam free from the scourge of pollution and its manifestations,” he said.

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“With the use of CNG, every citizen can contribute to a pollution-free environment for the future generation of the state”, Sonowal added. (IANS)