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COVID-19: Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal sets up an advisory panel to revive the economy

The eight-member committee, led by retired IAS officer Subhash Das, will study various aspects of the economic activities in the state and advise the government to bring the economy back on track.

Published: 03rd May 2020 08:26 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd May 2020 08:26 PM   |  A+A-

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal addressing a press conference in Guwahati Friday Dec. 20 2019. (Photo | PTI)

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday constituted an advisory committee to suggest measures to revive the state's economy, which is hit by the coronavirus outbreak.

The eight-member committee, led by retired IAS officer Subhash Das, will study various aspects of the economic activities in the state and advise the government to bring the economy back on track.

Assam Agricultural University's former vice-chancellor Dr. K M Bujarbarua, Gauhati University's professor Dr. Madhurjya Bezbarua, Omeo Kumar Das Institute of Social Change and Development's professor Dr. Joydeep Barua and Rashtriya Gramin Vikash Nidhi's managing director Dr. Amiya Sarma are part of the advisory panel.

ARIAS Society's agribusiness consultant Gautam Goswami, Bharatiya Kishan Sangha's state organizing secretary Krishnakanta Bora and noted journalist Adip Kumar Phukan are also members of the committee.

The chief minister had, on April 28, held an interactive session with 29 eminent economists of the state, who suggested several long and short term steps to overcome the economic slowdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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