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Assam CM bats for prudent use of mineral resources

First Published: 1st November, 2022 10:56 IST

Right mix of technology and proper planning the region will be in a position to utilise its full potential in this sector.

Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday attended the first North East Geology and Mining Ministers’ Conclave in presence of Union minister for Mines, Coal and Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi & Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio at Chumoukedima in Nagaland.

Speaking on the occasion, Sarma said that the North Eastern region of the country is very rich in mines, minerals and other natural resources.

However, with the right mix of technology and proper planning the region will be in a position to utilise its full potential in this sector.

Referring to Odisha which has made significant progress using the resources extracted from mines, the chief minister said that the mineral resources of the region should be judiciously used to expedite the rate of development.

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Sarma also sought cooperation and support of the Union Coal, Mines minister Pralhad Joshi for Assam to draw the right kind of roadmap for the prudent utilization of its mineral resources.

The chief minister said that the proposed four lane road connecting Kohima, Dimapur and Karbi Anglong once completed will usher in new momentum of growth and development.

CM Sarma further said that the conclave will give a new dimension for the growth of the mines and minerals sector in the region.

He also hoped that the Union minister for Mines and Coal will take special steps for the implementation of the proposals charted in the conclave.

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