Assam: Foundation Stones Laid for Projects

Guwahati: Himanta Biswa Sarma, the chief minister of Assam laid the foundation stones and inaugurated projects worth Rs 973.38 crores in Dibrugarh district on Saturday.

At Tingkhong in Dibrugarh, CM Sarma attended the last event of the first phase of “A Fortnight for Development.”

The Chief Minister exhorted the populace to spearhead an economic revolution in order to significantly accelerate the state’s overall development.

Speaking at the public gathering, Chief Minister Sarma noted that Assam had had several dharnas, hartals and agitations over the years but that it is now time to focus on reviving the state’s intellectual, cultural and developmental landscape.

The Chief Minister said that the river bank of Buridihing will be strengthened and improved with an anticipated investment of Rs 250 crores while outlining future plans for the development of Dibrugarh.

He claimed that the government intended to build a zoo in the area of Tingkhong and to have the main Me-Dam-Me-Phi celebration at the venerable Tipam.

In order to significantly improve road connectivity in the area, Himanta Biswa Sarma also disclosed that the road from Moran to Digboi that passes via Naharkatia will be renovated to a double-lane road.

Along with providing ration cards to 5,000 impoverished families, the Orunodoi initiative will also include 6,000 new beneficiaries this year and another 6,000 the next year. According to him, households who have ration cards are eligible for free medical care up to Rs 5 lakh.

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