+ Proper assistance will be provided to farmers affected by natural calamities like flood, erosion and drought;
+ Besides making the Pathar Parichalana Samitis (PPSs) more effective, emphasis will be given on farmers’ SHGs so as to benefit the PPSs and SHGs through various schemes;
+ By expanding the present scheme of providing cash incentive to the farmers through the Chief Minister’s Special scheme, all small and marginal farmers will be covered in the next five years;
+ The irrigation facility will be increased so that farmers can take up multiple cropping can maximize the productivity and earnings.
+ Irrigation system will extended to more uncovered areas.;
+ More shallow Tube Wells and pump sets will be provided on priority to the farmers.
IMPLEMENTATION OF ASSAM ACCORD
The Congress Party is committed to implement every clause of the Assam Accord which was signed on August 15, 1985 between the Government of India, Government of Assam, All Assam Students’ Union and All Assam Gana Sangram Parishad at the initiative of Rajiv Gandhi, the then Prime Minister. Therefore, the Congress Government in Assam has given priority to the implementation of Assam Accord with the support of Government of India.
During the tenure of present Congress Government, steps have been taken for floodlights and setting up of 12 new border outposts on the Assam-Bangladesh border. On request of the Congress Government of Assam, the Central Government has decided to make arrangements for more watch posts along the Assam-Bangladesh border. The Assam Government has received approval from the Centre to form two separate battalions under Assam Police as the second line of defence for guarding the border along with the B.S.F. Steps has been taken up the beef up the Riverine Patrolling border areas. Two detention camps have been already opened along the Assam-Bangladesh border to detain the identified foreigners.
Arrangement of day and night vigil has been made in guarding the border with modern technology. The construction of earlier stalled work of Bogibeel bridge is under progress. The Government of India is undertaking a study through an international consultant to study and prepare a comprehensive project proposal to revive the Ashok Paper Mill as requested by the Government of Assam.
As a result of constant efforts of the Congress Government of Assam, the Gas Cracker project started, and Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone of the Gas Cracker project with an investment of Rs. 9,000 crore on April 9, 2007 at Lepetkata in Dibrugarh.