Govt announces Rs 1000 crore anti-poverty scheme

Last Updated: Monday, October 31, 2011 - 22:08

Guwahati: The Assam government on Monday
announced plans of launching a Rs 1000 crore anti-poverty
scheme.

Announcing this at a function held here on the
occasion of the death anniversary of former Prime Minister
Indira Gandhi which is observed as Sankalpa Divas, chief
minister Tarun Gogoi said Rs 1000 crore will be set
aside in the next four years for the scheme which will benefit
the rural poor.

In order to tackle the problem of militancy, the chief
minister mooted the idea of introducing a police
commissionerate system in Guwahati city.

He asked the state chief secretary to finalise a
detailed report in this regard.

Expressing displeasure in the delay in launching CCTV
system in the city, Gogoi asked the chief secretary to make a
report citing causes of the delay.

He also announced that a grievance cell will be
introducted in the state home department to effectively tackle
the militancy problem.

PTI



First Published: Monday, October 31, 2011 - 22:08

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