PM Modi constitutes North East Water Management Authority as a solution for flood and erosion: Assam CM
Terming it the first such endeavour to find out permanent solution of flood under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Assam chief minister said that the Authority is working to formulate a long-term solution to deal with flood and erosion.
Assam wants night curfew to stay post May 31
Assam government wants night curfew to continue even after May 31. Health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, "we want the night curfew to continue and are okay even if it starts from 9 pm instead of 7pm."
56 more test positive for COVID-19 in Assam; total count 1,272
Of the 56 cases, 18 are from Lakhimpur, 12 from Barpeta, seven from Udalguri, five each from Baksa and Dhubri, three from Kamrup and two from Dhemaji.
Take services of teacher, staffs for flood rescue operations: Assam government
Three people are killed in the present wave of flood. Around 3 lakh people in nine districts are affected by the flood. Around 20, 000 people are in relief camps. Around 300 villages are inundated, around 21,572 hectares of crop land are under flood.
Those breaking quarantine norms face longer stay, warns Assam minister
The state health minister also warned that people would be charged with non-bailable offence if they confronted or ill-treated doctors and medical service personnel.
Gas flow from OIL well on, more people evacuated in Assam
Oil India Ltd (OIL) said the well is "flowing gas uncontrollably" and pumping of water to the well through the casing valve is in progress to minimise chances of catching fire.
Assam to make a short film on how it brought back its stranded citizens
Assam chief minister appreciated the role played by various departments of the state government in safely bringing 2.29 lakh people back to Assam who were stranded at various places of the country due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Amid Covid-19 pandemic, first wave of flood hits Assam
Incessant rain over the past two days has inundated parts of Assam. In villages of Lower Assam's Barpeta, around 630 people have been affected. According to Assam Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), Jia Bharali River is flowing above the danger level since last 24 hours.
Assam BJP to reach out to 50 lakh families in June
State BJP president Ranjit Kumar Dass on Monday said that adhering to the norms of social distancing, two party workers will visit a household and in the month of June, the party plans to connect 50 lakh families in Assam.
Assam CM directs environment minister to take stock of the ground situation
He also said that the Environment & Forests Minister during his visit to the area will conduct a field study of the present condition of the Wildlife Sanctuary and apprise the Government for the needful.
Covid-19 cases expected to rise as more people return to Assam: Health Minister Himanta Biswa
While speaking to ANI, the Health Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Eight flights are arriving at Guwahati airport on May 25, wi...
Government is committed to protect Assam’s environment and biodiversity: Sarbananda Sonowal
“We are committed to protect Assam’s environment and biodiversity. No one should cast aspersions on state government’s sincerity to preserve the natural beauty, greenery and natural resources of the state. I have directed forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya to visit Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary to take stock of the actual situation and the state government would take further steps in this regard based on Forest Minister’s report.” Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said.
Assam will ramp up its testing facility to 10,000 per day:Himanta Biswa Sarma
The health minister said that Assam is getting around 100 positive cases every day, however, on Friday it reported more infections. “We are getting more cases as we are testing more samples. However the number of people coming from outside the state is reducing and we are expecting that by June 10 this will stabilise.”
Assam to provide job cards to returnee migrants
Sonowal asked the Industries Department to prepare district wise list of MSMEs for providing benefits to the sector under Rs 20 lakh crore economic package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Assam to request Geological Survey of India for mapping of land-slide prone spots of the state
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said the Geological Survey of India will be requested to carry out a survey in the state.
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