Sonowal asks DCs to take steps for skill mapping of returnee youths

GUWAHATI: Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal has directed the deputy commissioners of all districts to take steps for skill mapping of the youths who have returned from outside the state so that they could be provided adequate employment opportunities.

Sonowal instructed engagement of some of those returnees in the implementation of schemes like Jal Jeevan Mission while also providing self employment opportunities through the Atma Nirbhar Bharat initiative launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The chief minister held a video conference with the deputy commissioners, superintendents of Police and joint directors of health services of all districts on Thursday morning and took stock of the COVID-19 scenario, flood and erosion along with status of implementation of various developmental schemes.

Emphasising the need for continuing economic activities simultaneously with the fight against COVID-19 and other natural calamities like flood and erosion, Sonowal directed the district authorities to ensure non-interruption in the implementation of developmental schemes.

Saying that there should not be any discrimination against the people residing in the COVID-19 hotspots, he stressed on the need for the district administration officials to consult with the respective public representatives of their districts before taking any measure to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

He also directed the joint directors of health services of all the districts to ensure that the patiens suffering from other ailments, apart from COVID-19, get the required medical facilities on time.

Sonowal also instructed the superintendents of police to prevent mass gathering in their districts which might increase the risk of rapid transmission of coronavirus.

Appreciating the sacrifices made by grassroots level workers of various government departments in this fight against COVID-19, he said the people and the government must work together to defeat this global pandemic as the campaign has entered a very critical phase.



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