|CM reviews law and order ahead of Durga Puja|
GUWAHATI, Oct 13 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday held a video conference with the Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police of all districts at Janata Bhawan and reviewed the law-and-order situation in view of the forthcoming Durga Puja festivities, the COVID-19 scenario and the rate of Aadhaar enrolment.
Stating that Aadhaar enrolment was very important to derive benefit of Central schemes, the Chief Minister asked the DCs to take steps to speed up the rate of enrolment as several districts have been performing very poorly. He directed the DCs to engage more private vendors to carry out enrolment and remove those vendors who were delaying the process so that cent per cent enrolment can be achieved by the year-end.
Sonowal also stressed the need to engage local youths in the process for creation of income opportunities.
Appreciating the district administrations for their role in successfully providing land pattas to one lakh beneficiaries, Sonowal asked the DCs to gear up to provide another one lakh land pattas within December. “Without land rights, the indigenous people cannot assert themselves and the DCs must take it as their moral responsibility to make this second phase a grand success like the first phase,” he said.
He asked the DCs to engage women SHGs, Panchayat members, etc., for publicising schemes like the Arundhati Gold Scheme of the State government for eligible newly wed beneficiaries in villages.
Sonowal directed the SPs to stay prepared to prevent subversive activities during the Durga Puja festivities, and asked the DCs to ensure adherence of COVID-19 protocol by the puja committees. He also asked the DCs to ensure payment of bonus to tea garden workers by the tea garden managements before Durga Puja and directed the district administrations to hold meetings with the tea garden managements so that the tea community people can enjoy the festivities without any difficulty.
The Chief Minister also issued instructions to the administrations of the districts covered by the Kaziranga National Park to stay alert to prevent poaching during the festival time.