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 govt to conduct random Coronavirus tests in districts bordering West Bengal: Himanta Sarma
Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed that the state government will conduct random swab tests in districts bordering West Ben...
Covid-19 Fallout: Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura put in place austerity measures
Assam finance minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “All expenses pertaining to Industrial exemptions, subsidies and incentives of various sectors are hereby suspended until further orders. No reimbursement of GST to industries will be allowed in the first quarter of the current financial year.”
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.
Covid-19: Complete lockdown hits tea industry hard in Assam
The lockdown came close in heels at a time when the industry was gearing to begin the season after the closing of manufacture mandated by the Tea Board. The lockdown which was effective till 31st march was further extended to 14th of April 2020, ” Tea Association of India said in a statement.
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.
Assam to ease lockdown from Monday; curfew to remain in force from 6 pm to 6 am
All constructions in urban areas shall be allowed with a maximum of 50% work force.
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 covid response has instilled confidence in people: Assam CM
Health department has showed exemplary performance by setting up infrastructure, arranging logistics etc in a record time, the Chief Minister said that he himself witnessed the upbeat mood among the health workers because of these decisive and timely steps taken by the health department.
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 government to frame detailed guidelines for MFI operations: Himanta Biswa Sarma
“Micro-Finance Institutions have played a significant role in promoting financial inclusion in Assam over the past few years - especially in terms of providing facilities for availing credit, deposit and insurance products, in addition to penetration of branches for extending banking/financial services in remote areas of the state," Sarma said.
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.
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.
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