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PTI 09 Aug 2018, 02:23 PM India

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda

Sonowal today said the state government is committed to

strengthen communication via land, air and water and have

taken various steps to build infrastructure at a rapid pace.

All great human civilisations have come up on the

banks of rivers and Brahmaputra's limitless possibilities must

be harnessed to develop Majuli and the state, Sonowal said.

He was addressing a programme after flagging off four

newly constructed ferry vessels of Inland Water Transport

Department at Kamalabari in Majuli, his assembly constituency.

"No country can prosper without development of

communication and transportation infrastructure and waterways

play a vital role in economic progress of a country," the

chief minister said.

Those the new vessels would cut down on the time taken

by commuters to travel between Majuli and Jorhat, he said

adding that Majuli would be connected with Jorhat and

Lakhimpur with new bridges.

Majuli is the largest river island in the world.

"There is tremendous curiosity of the people around

the world about Majuli who want to visit the place and the

state government has taken up several initiatives for

developing tourism potential of Majuli," he said.

The roll-on/roll-off vessel service is also slated to

be operational from October and it will facilitate movement of

eight loaded trucks and 200 passengers in a single trip.

Sonowal also distributed financial assistance from

MLALAD to 36 beneficiaries suffering from critical diseases

under 'Suhrid' scheme.

Land allotment certificates to 40 landless families

and 10 e-rickshaws and 10 hand pumps were also distributed to

beneficiaries.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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