COVID AID: Assam industries dept contributes Rs 3.24 crore to CM’s Relief Fund
The Assam industries and commerce department has come forward to strengthen the initiatives of the state government to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
State Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary led the department and state public sector undertakings (PSUs), and handed over cheques for Rs 3,24,46,724 to Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma as contribution to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
The cheques were handed over during a brief ceremony held at the Chief Minister’s Office at Janata Bhawan on Wednesday.
Of the cumulative amount of Rs 3,24,46,724, the Assam Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) and Assam Petrochemicals Limited (APL) have contributed Rs 1 crore each while Assam Gas Company Limited (AGCL) has contributed Rs 82,62,589.
Besides, Duliajan Numaligarh Pipeline Limited (DNPL) handed over a cheque for Rs 25,44,025; Assam Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (AIIDC) contributed Rs 10 lakh; Assam Small Industries Development Corporation (ASIDC) contributed Rs 5 lakh while the Commissionerate of Industries and Commerce contributed Rs 1,40,110.
The managing directors and other representatives of these corporations and companies handed over the cheques to the chief minister.
Besides, employees of Commissionerate of Transport too contributed Rs 17,05,421 from their salaries for the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
Meanwhile, NRL, OIL, BCPL and the tea sector have contributed to the relief fund separately.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)
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