Dispur: The Assam government has decided to start online sale, purchase and home delivery of liquor in Guwahati city in view of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases. Online sale, home delivery of liquor will be applicable for one month in Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) area to avoid crowd outside liquor shops.
2050 corona cases have been detected in Guwahati and Kamrup district in the last 10 days. Assam on Wednesday reported 2046 new corona cases with a positivity rate of 1.54 per cent and 22 deaths.
In a cabinet meeting chaired by Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, it was decided that the funds received under 15th Finance Commission would be used for renovation of schools, parks etc. in villages.
Assam cabinet declared Golaghat and Sarupathar revenue divisions drought affected. Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Jogen Mohan and Irrigation Minister Ashok Singhal will go there in the presence of Finance Minister Ajanta Niog and inquire about the drought incidents for release of compensation.