In order to curb the second wave of coronavirus and spread of infection Assam’s new cabinet on Tuesday decided against imposing total lockdown in the state. It is also mentioned that minister will monitor the situation in districts.
In a major decisions, in order to cope up with pandemic, committees were set up to create 100,000 government jobs and waive off micro finance loans taken by women groups.
During the lockdown period, at present, all offices, shops and business establishments in Assam are shut down at 2:00pm and a night curfew is imposed from 6:00pm to 5:00am. If the new guidelines have to be extended beyond 15 days, the cabinet will decide on an economic package to mitigate losses.
The cabinet decided to allot 2-3 districts to each minister who will broadly tour these places, discuss the Covid-19 situation there and submit a status report in three days.
In a major decision, Assam government will form a committee which has been constituted under finance minister Ajanta Neog to fulfil the promise of creating 100,000 government jobs. The committee will submit its report within a month.
Another committee has been constituted under chairmanship of urban development minister Ashok Singhal on ways to waive-off microfinance loans taken by women/women groups. It will also submit its report in a month
Industries minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said the government has also decided to increase its stake in Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) from 12.35% to 26% by investing a sum of ₹2,187 crore. Meanwhile, on Tuesday Assam recorded 6,258 new positive cases and 85 deaths—highest ever daily figures in both categories. The state has nearly 40,000 active Covid-19 cases.