Assam government completing its two years had organised a press meet on Thursday. Briefing media on this occasion, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that his government sets its priority on rooting out corruption from the state.
Sonowal stated that as the first step towards successful implementation of schemes benefitting the poor, efforts on uprooting corruption is a must.
He applauded media in its effort of standing against corruption for which the government is always thankful.
Pointing towards declining corruption, Sonowal informed that the revenue collection has increased in the state. The revenue collection in the excise department has increased by 41% and by 23% in the forest department. The collection has also increased in the health sector and ‘Atal Amrit Abhiyan’ is a proof of it.
Speaking on NRC, he said, “Our aim is to make Assam immigrants free”. “The process of updating NRC is progressing successfully”, Sonowal added. He has urged the people’s cooperation in the process and has also asked the people to be patient until June 30.
Sonowal also informed the media about the progress on sealing the Indo-Bangladesh border saying, “The work at the border has progressed and is on its way to completion by December”.