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Rs 100-crore for Sivasagar town development okayed
 SIVASAGAR, April 26 - Deputy Commissioner Dr S Laksmanan presided over a DDC meeting held in the Sukapha Bhawan here on Wednesday and took stock of the progress of developmental projects in the district.

As directed by the Deputy Commissioner, ADC Junmoni Sonowal asked for progress reports of work implemented from different Heads of the Departments, who subsequently submitted the same to the DC and apprised her about the status of the ongoing projects.

The District Fishery Officer informed the chairman about the 110 projects under the scheme ‘Ghare Ghare Pukhuri Ghare Ghare Maas’while the Excise officer informed the meeting that revenue to the tune of Rs 37.02 crore was collected in the district.

Dr Laksmanan lauded the effforts of the departments concerned and suggested intensifying raids against all illicit drugs and liquor within the district. The Soil Conservation Department informed the meeting that two ongoing projects in Nazira were nearing completion. The DC directed the officer of the Legal Metrology Department to keep strict vigil over the fuel stations and inform the district administration immediately on receiving any complaints.

Further, the DC directed the Irrigation Department to submit detailed report on the projects completed so far so that further programmes for doubling crop output may be launched.

The DC was apprised about the Earth Day programmes on April 22 in which saplings of about 140 species of tall and indigenous fruit trees were planted in the historic Pahugarh area, an Ahom era zoological park in Joysagar. The Deputy Commissioner appreciated the venture and called upon all the departments to work for conservation of nature and wildlife.

The Deputy Director of the Town and Country Planning Department informed that 16 projects have so far been approved by the higher authority to be implemented under the City Infrastructure Development Fund against Rs 100 crore and the departments concerned have been asked to submit detailed project reports regarding the schemes.

The meeting also discussed the earthquake that took place on the night of April 20. The concerned departments were cautioned to remain on full alert in the event of such natural disaster in the future.

The Deputy Commissioner thanked all the HoDs for their support and sincerity in conduct of the election on April 11 and also sought their cooperation for the counting of votes on May 23 next.

Road closed: In the meantime, the 3,5 km road to Geleki from Nazira town via Rajapool has been closed down for two weeks for urgent repairing works.

Aditi Barman, SDIPRO of Nazira in a release stated that the dilapidated road will be repaired with Rs 59 lakhs sanctioned under the SOPD scheme.

It may be pertinent to mention here that the Geleki-Bortal Road has not yet been taken up for repairing whereas the foundation stone for the project was laid on March 6 last by Minister of State for PWD Topon Kumar Gogoi and Rs 5.1 crore was reported to have been released for the project.

Similarly, repair work on the historic Bor Ali too has not yet been taken up, which has obviously caused much inconvenience to the commuters. The condition of the Nazira-Sivasagar Road is still very deplorable despite assurance from the Minister concerned for taking up necessary repair works on a war footing. The Namti-Geleki Road from Misajan is also in a very bad shape.

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