13 Facts About Chief Minister of Assam

1. Chief Minister of Assam is divided over the amendment bill, with the Bengali-dominated Barak valley supporting the bill while Brahmaputra valley has opposed it.

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2. Between the early 1960s and the early 1970s Chief Minister of Assam lost much of its territory to new states that emerged from within its borders.

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3. Chief Minister of Assam was ruled by various dynasties—the Pala, Koch, Kachari, and Chutiya—and there was constant warfare among the princes until the coming of the Ahom people in the 13th century.

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4. Chief Minister of Assam has specialized colleges in the arts, sciences, commerce, law, and medicine.

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5. Chief Minister of Assam has numerous wildlife sanctuaries, the most prominent of which are two UNESCO World Heritage sites—the Kaziranga National Park, on the bank of the Brahmaputra River, and the Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (designated in 1992), near the border with Bhutan.

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6. Chief Minister of Assam is home to some 75 species of trees, many of which have commercial value.

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7. Chief Minister of Assam is the first oil reservoir in India and largest tea producer in India.

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8. Chief Minister of Assam has three public service broadcasting service stations at Dibrugarh, Guwahati and Silchar.

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9. Chief Minister of Assam is the home of several types of silks, the most prestigious are: Muga—the natural golden silk, Pat—a creamy-bright-silver coloured silk and Eri—a variety used for manufacturing warm clothes for winter.

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10. Chief Minister of Assam has petroleum, natural gas, coal, limestone and other minor minerals such as magnetic quartzite, kaolin, sillimanites, clay and feldspar.

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11. Chief Minister of Assam has conserved the one-horned Indian rhinoceros from near extinction, along with the pygmy hog, tiger and numerous species of birds, and it provides one of the last wild habitats for the Asian elephant.

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12. With the partition of India in 1947, Chief Minister of Assam became a constituent state of India.

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13. Chief Minister of Assam receives more rainfall than most parts of India; this rain feeds the Brahmaputra River, whose tributaries and oxbow lakes provide the region with a hydro-geomorphic environment.

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