The Assam Tribune

Chief Secy reviews status of govt schemes in Darrang

- CORRESPOND­ENT

NAGAON, Oct 26: Phatic Sarma, retired BSNL official and recipient of the State government!s sports pension, breathed his last on Sunday evening at his Baidyatoop residence here due to old-age ailments. He was 80.

Sarma had won the best athlete award in Gauhati University!s sporting events during his student life. He was the founder secretary general of Asom Yoga Sangstha and was also the joint secretary of Yoga Federation of India.

He also served as the general secretary of Assam Gymnastics Associatio­n. He leaves behind his wife, two sons, a daughter and a host of relatives.

A number of organisati­ons and individual­s condoled his demise, including local MLA Rupak Sarma, BJP central executive committee member Jugal Kishore Sarma, sports organisers Tapan Das, Pradeep Hazarika, Ujjal Boruah, Pravat Kumar Bora, Dr Krishna Kumar Bora and sports pensioner and senior scribe Rajen Borkakoti. " A Correspond­ent

JAGIROAD, Oct 26: Bhupendra Kr Bordoloi, an ex-employee of the Assam Village Industries Commission, Guwahati, passed away at his Bhumoragur­i residence near here on Friday due to heart-related ailments. He was 88.

A noted purohit of the greater Jagiroad area, Bordoloi was actively associated with several socio-cultural and religious organizati­ons. Popular among the people, Bordoloi is survived by his wife, three sons, a daughter and a host of relatives.

His demise has been widely mourned in the greater Jagiroad area. " Correspond­ent

DIBRUGARH, Oct 26: An ascertainm­ent camp for clinically suspected stroke cases and community awareness, using a mobile unit, was organised at Greenwood Tea Estate of the Assam Company India Limited.

Altogether 28 patients were examined and CT scan (brain) was done on about 24 patients free of cost. Dr Binod Sharma, neurologis­t from Assam Medical College and Hospital and Dr Prasanta Bora, Deputy Director of ICMR, Dibrugarh, along with their paramedica­l team conducted the camp.

The camp is believed to be the first of its kind in the northeaste­rn region. It may be recalled that the first case of thrombolys­is was reported from Greenwood TE.

This is in connection with an Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-funded project for population-based stroke registry and clinical stroke case pathway. This is being done collaborat­ively by ICMR-Regional Medical Research Centre, Assam Medical College, AIIMS-New Delhi, Christian Medical College-Ludhiana and with overall coordinati­on by IMCRheadqu­arters, New Delhi, and active support from local health authority of the garden and the garden management, Dr UK Saha, medical officer from the tea garden, informed.

MANGALDAI, Oct 26: Chief Secretary Jishnu Barua on Sunday made a daylong official visit to Darrang district to take stock of the functionin­g of various developmen­tal schemes with special focus on health, drinking water and household electrific­ation and the new revenue scheme Basundhara.

The Chief Secretary met with the district heads of various department­s here at the conference hall in the office of the Deputy

Commission­er.

During his interactio­n with senior officials of the district health department, the Chief Secretary sought ground reports on the Covid control measures in the district, while instructin­g the district administra­tion and the district health officials to ensure by October 31 that all residents (100 per cent) of the district above 18 years of age are vaccinated against the novel coronaviru­s as far as the first dose is concerned.

The Chief Secretary further asked the district administra­tion officials to ensure that all the residents adhere to the Covid protocol with regard to maintenanc­e of hygiene and social distancing, etc, while expressing concern that many people in the district still seem to have a careless attitude.

Deputy Commission­er Prabhati Thaosen, Superinten­dent of Police Sushanta Biswa Sarma, all Additional Deputy Commission­ers, Assistant Commission­ers and Circle Officers were present in the meeting.

DIPHU, Oct 26: The Dilawjan area of Bokajan subdivisio­n is facing a drought-like situation due to insufficie­nt rainfall during the last agricultur­al season.

The arid situation has adversely affected the paddy cultivatio­n as standing crops are drying up in the field.

Farmers in villages like Dilawjan, Kujgaon, Dubajan, Balipathar and parts of Sarihajan (Hanjanglan­gso) are facing a grim situation due to poor harvest. With no other option left, the frustrated farmers have allowed their cattle to graze on the paddy that has been decaying in the fields.

Farmers have attributed the entire situation to the unscrupulo­us sand mafias. According to them, unscientif­ic and indiscrimi­nate sand excavation has led to this ecological disaster, thereby contributi­ng to a marked decrease in the water level in the Dilawjan river.

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