Majuli Island Of Assam Becomes India’s First ‘Island District’

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9:06 am 9 Sep, 2016

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on September 8 inaugurated 35th District of Assam when he made the seat of neo-Vaishnavite Bhakti renaissance India’s first island district.


While addressing the people of Assam, CM Sonowal said that “the long-cherished dream of the people of Majuli was fulfilled”.

He, however, added that the growth momentum of the district still needs a comprehensive approach and that the government is not only committed to take Majuli towards growth, but also put it into the “fast growth trajectory”.


It was also double celebrations for the people of Majuli as the inauguration coincided with 90th birth anniversary of music maestro and Dadasaheb Phalke awardee Bhupen Hazarika.

Calling it a matter of pleasure and pride Assam CM said that everybody has to render their concerted efforts so as to develop Majuli.



Sonowal, who also represents Majuli in Assam assembly, said that to connect Majuli with rest of the country, the construction work of Bogibeel bridge is at its terminal stage and the Dhola-Sadiya Bridge would also be commissioned in 2017.


Besides these two bridges which are being constructed on the Brahmaputra river, the Union transport ministry had announced the construction of a 122 km road to the newly formed district.


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