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Nandita Gorlosa unfurls Tri-colour on 74th R-Day in Silchar

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GUWAHATI, Jan 27: Minister for Power, Cooperation, Mines, Minerals, Indigenous and Tribal Faith and Cultural department, Nandita Gorlosa unfurled the Tri-colour at Police Parade Ground, Silchar on the occasion of 74th Republic Day here on Thursday.
The program was organised by the Cachar district administration.
Addressing the gathering, minister Nandita Gorlosa offered her tributes to the brave martyrs for their supreme sacrifices for the country for which the democracy was established on January 26, 1950.
Highlighting the activities of the state government, minister Gorlosa said, “Our government, under the leadership of CM Himanta Biswa Sarma is keen on developing the Barak valley. As a result of the tireless efforts of the chief minister, every region in the state has been witnessing remarkable progress. Progressive and positive changes have taken place in the home as well as in political departments also.”
She said that the chief minister in the press conference revealed all the information about how many times the ministers of the current government have visited different districts of the state, where the cabinet meeting was held. The cabinet meeting was held in Silchar last November. For the first time since independence, all the ministers spent the night together in the district, reviewing the work of their respective departments. Apart from the cabinet meeting, all the ministers of the state have visited Cachar district at some point or the other.
“A special and important project has been taken up in Cachar district this time. Last year’s unprecedented floods taught us many things, and also gave us many cautionary messages. So, the state government has also included Silchar among the four spoon city projects. Special measures will be taken to retain rainwater in this project. Then on the one hand, it will get rid of the artificial floods that are created in the city during the rains. Besides, it will help in water supply projects and nature-environment conservation,” the minister said.
“Four sites have been identified for this project in Silchar town. One of these will be selected and DPR will be generated. There, the ministry of Urban Development will construct a spoon-like reservoir at a cost of Rs 100 crore covering an area of 30 hectares. For that, an Australian-based consulting firm has started preliminary work,” the minister added.
The minister said that Cachar district has been ranked second last year in the ministry of Housing and Urban Development’s activities, particularly in the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. 3716 houses were completed in this scheme last year. Apart from this, the first installment of construction of 5522 houses has been paid. 4980 houses received the second tranche. The ministry of Housing and Urban Development is widening the road on both sides of Rangirkhal and constructing strong guard walls. That work of Rs 42 crore 6 lakh is going on now. The existing culvert near Sanjay Market is being widened. 48 lakh 95 thousand rupees have been allocated for that. 46 crore 10 lakh has been allocated for construction of a box cell culvert at India Club Point. Site clearance of both works is currently underway.
Apart from this, department heads are conducting awareness meetings in colleges-universities-NITs to prevent reckless driving.
The minister also said that the PWD Building Division has constructed a Model Degree College at Borkhola at a cost of Rs 9 crore. Construction of 60 bed and 40 bed two ICUs in Silchar Medical College Hospital, construction of waiting hall for attendants, retaining wall and external drain in Mother and Child Hospital, construction of medical oxygen gas pipeline system completed at Silchar BSC Nursing College at a cost of Rs 1 crore, 81 lakh, 24 thousand, besides two oxygen generation plants with a capacity of 1000 LMP have been constructed with PMCARE funds. The people of Barak including the neighbouring states have benefited with the help of a cath lab in Silchar Medical College and Hospital. The construction work of Cancer Hospital is going on. The construction work will be completed in the next six months.

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