Guwahati, May 28 (PTI) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda
Sonowal on Thursday reviewed the arrangements for registration
and screening of inbound and outbound passengers at the
Lokopriyo Gopinath International airport here which resumed
operations on Monday following lockdown relaxations.
The state government is taking steps to bring back people
stranded in various parts of the country through different
modes of travel, the chief minister told reporters here.
He said that so far 3421 people have arrived in Assam by
38 flights against 1190 people who have flown out.
The state government was taking all measures to ensure
that the travelers do not face any difficulty, Sonowal added.
He appreciated the role played by health, transport,
police, tax, excise departments etc in close coordination with
Airports Authority of India and CISF for facilitating smooth
movement of people.
He also praised the services rendered by drivers and staffs
of Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) buses and thanked
the people of the state for staying united in this fight
The chief minister also flagged off the cargo flight
carrying pumpkins produced by states farmers to Dubai at the
Cargo Terminal of the airport.
He said that the produce of the farmers in the state had
been exported to markets in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, London, Hong
Kong and Singapore among others.
The chief minister also informed that steps were being
taken to export states agricultural produce by steamers from
Pandu port here through the Brahmaputra at the initiative of
He expressed optimism that all these measures would help
in achieving the target of doubling farmers income by 2022
set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi while providing access to
a wider market to states farmers.
He said that till now, 182 MT of vegetables and fruits
grown by states farmers have been exported to different
countries from the Airport here and in future too, Assams
farmers would keep strengthening the states economy..
Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary,
Agriculture Minister Atul Bora along with top officials of
various departments were present on the occasion. PTI DG
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