Assam Cabinet vows for strict quarantine


GUWAHATI: Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal chaired a meeting of the Council of Ministers (CoM) in Guwahati on Tuesday. The meeting has stressed upon the strict quarantine for the people coming from other states to Assam in view of COVID-19 pandemic.

The other major decisions taken in the meeting are:

To support the folk artistes/Lok Silpis of Assam in these testing times, the CoM has decided to provide Rs. 2000 per month to each folk artiste for 3 months (April, May, June).

The CoM comprehensively discussed the flood situation in the state and directed DCs to take all necessary steps to repair embankments and stock essential food items for the flood affected people.

It also directed the district wise COVID-19 in-charge ministers to take further charge of floods, erosion and thunderstorm damage in their respective districts.

To encourage youth in agriculture and allied sectors, the CoM has approved allocation of 1176 bighas of land to the Bharali Pariya Kanyaka Bahumukhi Paam led by MLA Padma Hazarika.