Assam Chief Minister Gogoi has asked for separate time zone for his state to make optimum use of the early daybreak, save energy and improve productivity.
“I am in favour of a local time for Assam, which will be atleast an hour ahead of the IST (Indian Standard Time). We need to explore this idea. If it happens, we will be able to save a lot of energy and improve productivity. Advancing the work time by an hour will make a lot of difference to the energy saved,” said the Chief Minister.