Sonowal calls for adequate awareness to check misinformation on NRC updation

Ahead of the publication of the final draft of the NRC, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on June 19 directed the Nalbari district administration to remain alert to tackle misinformation and anti-social elements.

He also emphasised on generating adequate awareness amongst people about the NRC updation exercise.

While reviewing government activities, chief minister Sonowal said that updation of NRC is going on smoothly in the state under the supervision of the Supreme Court and with cooperation of the people of the state. He further appreciated the positive role, especially maintenance of peaceful environment by the people at the time of publication of first draft of the NRC and called upon them to exhibit same kind of temperament during the publication of final draft as well.

Underlining the need for sufficient monitoring and public awareness, the chief minister further directed the deputy commissioner, superintendent of police and DIPRO of Nalbari district to carry out an extensive awareness campaign in this regard. He also stressed on convening interaction between the district administration and the rural journalists as well as the village headmen. He also took stock of the manpower position of the district and the number of staff employed in NRC updation works.

Earlier, chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal ceremoniously handed over cheques of revolving fund under Kanaklata Mahila Sabalikaran Achoni amounting to Rs 25,000 each to 22 women Self-Help Groups (SHG) coinciding the Mahila Samaroh at Chamata in Nalbari district. Altogether 4606 SHGs within the jurisdiction of Barpeta Lok Sabha constituency covering three districts have been identified by the Assam State Rural Livelihood Mission (ASRLM) to receive the revolving fund.

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