Guwahati: Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma during his first visit to Majuli after assuming charge of chief minister of the state assured the people of the river island that he would never let them feel the absence of a chief minister.
Sarma said that during the tenure of former CM Sarbananda Sonowal Majuli witnessed a new era of development, which would never be allowed to slow down. He asserted that the pace of development at Majuli would receive greater momentum under the present government led by him.
Appreciating former CM Sonowal who also represents Majuli in the State Assembly, the incumbent chief minister Sarma said that during the tenure of Sonowal as CM several path-breaking initiatives were taken to boost the connectivity network of Majuli including the Majuli-Jorhat connecting bridge over the River Brahmaputra, besides measures in the agriculture, health sector and flood protection etc.
He said that the former CM took up many welfare initiatives for the poor and downtrodden apart from extending generous support and cooperation for the Satras and other religious institutions of Majuli.
Further saying that the Covid19 situation at Majuli is under control, the chief minister informed that soon the Centre would increase the supply of vaccines and thereafter one lakh people would be vaccinated daily in the state.
He also ensured that every eligible person of Majuli would get the vaccine and until then urged people to maintain COVID appropriate behaviour.
He instructed the Majuli district administration to ensure the maximum number of Covid testing while going for mandatory testing in all entry points of the district from tomorrow onwards.
Earlier while asking each of the cabinet ministers to visit certain districts to review the Covid situation, Sarma kept Majuli of himself and visited the island district on Thursday first time as a CM.