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PM begins Assam visit
Guwahati, Feb 18 (IANS):
Published on 18 Feb. 2011 11:42 PM IST
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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is in Assam to attend an award giving ceremony and to review implementation of major Central government schemes in the state.
Manmohan Singh was received at the Lokapriya Gopinath International Airport by Governor J B Patnaik, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and his Cabinet colleagues along with senior officials of the state.
Upon his arrival, Singh drove straight to Arya Vidyapeeth where he is scheduled to inaugurate the school’s auditorium, constructed under his MP Local Area Development Fund. Mediapersons, however, were not provided with passes to cover this programme.
The prime minister is scheduled to present the Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Award to eminent Gandhian Hema Bharali and journalist M J Akbar at a function at Pragjyoti Indian Tea Association auditorium at Machkhowa where he would also lay the foundation of a water supply scheme. Singh is also scheduled to meet Gogoi and members of his cabinet at Raj Bhawan to review the progress of implementation of centrally-sponsored schemes, official sources said in Guwahati.
Singh would visit Rampur in Kamrup (Rural) district on Saturday morning to inspect a scheme under the MP’s local area development fund before leaving for Jorhat to lay the foundation stone of National Institute of Design.
The prime minister is also scheduled to lay the foundation stone of Rajiv Gandhi Petroleum Institute at Sivasagar in the afternoon before returning to Jorhat from where he will fly back to New Delhi in the evening.
The prime minister would then confer the Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed award instituted by the Assam government to noted journalist M.J. Akbar and lay the foundation stone of the Rs.1,600 crore Guwahati Water Supply Project at the same function.
Manmohan would hold a meeting with the council of ministers led by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at Raj Bhawan to review the progress of various development projects, besides the overall security situation.

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