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Centre committed to exploring waterways potential for NE’s benefit: Sonowal

Silchar (Assam), November 20: Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said the Central government is working to explore the full potential of inland waterways as it is an important means of communication for the development of the interior parts. He also underlined the role of waterways in ensuring greater economic vibrancy in the North Eastern region. After reviewing the progress of waterways projects for Barak Valley of Assam on Saturday, the Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways on Saturday said, "Northeast India is rich and its richness must reach the world...
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Centre, Assam govt trying to find sustainable solution to state’s erosion problem: Sonowal

Dibrugarh, October 25: Union minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday said the Centre, along with Assam government, is trying to find a pragmatic and sustainable solution to the state's flood and erosion problems. Sonowal, the Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, said this during his visit to several erosion affected areas of his home district Dibrugarh in Assam. He made enquiries with the common people about the losses incurred due to of the erosion, especially by Brahmaputra and Dibru rivers. The minister visited Pukhurijaan, Balijaan, Bindhakota, Bornamghorstholi, Gereki Nepali and...
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Waterways to boost connectivity and integration: Sonowal

Dibrugarh (Assam), April 11: Emphasising the role of waterways, Union minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday said it can improve domestic connectivity and regional integration. Harnessing the potential of this sector will also bring a new era of growth for the Northeastern region of the country, the Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways said. Inaugurating a two-day Waterways Conclave-2022 here, Sonowal said the meet would immensely benefit the Northeastern states and help utilise the domestic and international potential of waterways in the region. The Union minister said that India has...
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NE needs more Ayush colleges, Centre keen to support: Sonowal

Guwahati, September 11: Union minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday said more Ayush colleges should be set up in the northeast, and the Centre is keen to support the initiative. He also said the central government has increased financial assistance to states for establishing new Ayush colleges.More Ayush teaching colleges are required in the northeastern states earlier under the National Ayush Mission (NAM), Rs 9 crore was given to state governments to open such colleges, but this has now been enhanced to Rs 70 crore.The states may identify the land and...
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