Good governance must reach people at grassroots without delay: Assam CM


GUWAHATI: Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal reviewed the government schemes and projects with deputy commissioners of Hailakandi, Cachar and Karimganj at Hailakandi on Wednesday.

Reviewing various government schemes and projects, chief minister Sonowal asked the deputy commissioners to develop a robust work ethic in implementing central and state government schemes, tour the districts extensively, address people frequently and adopt a rigorous working style to pass on the fruits of good governance to the people of the state.

  The CM instructed the DCs and APDCL officials to ensure uninterrupted and quality power supply to the people while reviewing the Saubhagya scheme. 

“Ensuring regular power supply is the greatest service to the people,” he said while taking stock of the power scenario of the three districts of Southern Assam’s Barak Valley. Sonowal asked the DCs to complete rural electrification of the villages on a war footing.

Sonowal directed the DCs to ensure pure drinking water under Jal Jeevan Mission.

“We have to ensure clean drinking water free from fluoride and arsenic to the people to keep diseases at bay,” he added.

The chief minister asked the deputy commissioners to take local people into their confidence and involve them as important stakeholders for success of the government schemes in the state.

“The deputy commissioners and the officials of the concerned departments have to make the people aware of any development initiatives at the very beginning. The beneficiaries and the local people have to be made aware of the benefits of any scheme to ensure transparency and accountability,” he said.

He urged Hailakandi DC Megh Nidhi Dahal to build an ideal village with lush green surroundings for those living in forest land by providing all sorts of facilities.

“Let the ideal village for those people living in forest land be a role model for other districts of the state,”  Sarbananda Sonowal said.