SILCHAR, Feb 6 - The people of Katigorah constituency of Cachar district have been facing severe problem of erosion for the past several years. The problem aggravates during the monsoon season as most of its dykes are now are outdated and defunct. However, despite huge investments, the situation barely changes. Worried over the situation, the people of the constituency met Cachar Deputy Commissioner Laya Madduri during her first visit to the constituency after taking charge in January.
On Tuesday, the Deputy Commissioner visited the constituency which shares a large part of the Indo-Bangla international border and inter-State border with Meghalaya and learnt about the perennial issues faced by the residents.
The villagers echoed in unison that the rural development and improvement of roads under various schemes have made extremely slow progress in the recent past.
Responding to the questions, Madduri assured the locals that all the complaints would be addressed and investigation into the pending works would be carried out at the earliest.
Accompanied by circle officer Jitendra Taid, Madduri visited the 30-bed Model Hospital and learnt that the hospital is lacking many basic facilities, including sonography. She also went to see the affected Rajnagar-Haritikar road which had a breach of around 200 metres during last monsoon.
It may be mentioned that Madduri also visited the proposed site at Srikona ITI for the construction of the much-awaited Mini Secretariat. “The site has been selected. However, we are awaiting for the NOC from the concerned department for the finalisation of the tasks before we start the construction work,” Madduri said.
According to sources, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is likely to lay the foundation stone for the Mini Secretariat here on February 15.
Earlier, Silchar MLA Dilip Kumar Paul laid the foundation stone for the Swami Vivekananda auditorium-cum-guest house in the premise of Sanskrit toll in Itkhola which will be built at a cost of Rs 1crore (approximately) from the Chief Minister’s Untied Fund.