GUWAHATI, Dec 7: Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday made an official visit to Tamulpur during which he inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of multiple projects that have the potential to radically transform the lower Assam district into one of the most progressive districts in the state.
The chief minister attended the bhumi pujan of the proposed medical college and hospital, to be constructed at a cost of Rs 686 crore, at Kosubari.
Following the bhumi pujan, the chief minister laid foundation stones of concrete bridges over rivers, the aggregate cost for which would run into several hundreds of crores. Several road development projects were also launched by the CM Himanta Biswa Sarma.
The chief minister, at a public meeting held at Kosugaon, also inaugurated nine model anganwadi kendras. He also virtually inaugurated two model schools at Tamulpur and Nagrijuli.
Chief minister Sarma on the occasion said, “The projects inaugurated or launched today have the potential to radically transform Tamulpur district into one of the most progressive ones on all fronts in days to come.”
He further assured that all district-level offices of a full-fledged district will be established at Tamulpur in days to come. The chief minister further said, “The Bodoland Territorial Region has been able to register unprecedented growth and development in recent times owing to continued focus from the current regimes at the Centre and the state.”
Reiterating his promise of helping people in need, the chief minister added that 6,000 new beneficiaries from Tamulpur district would be added to upcoming Orunodoi 2.0. He also spoke about the plan to provide ration cards to around 7,000 beneficiaries.
Speaker of Assam Legislative Assembly Biswajit Daimary, Assam cabinet ministers Urkhao Gwra Brahma, Keshab Mahanta, BTR chief Pramod Boro, among others, were seen accompanying the chief minister on Wednesday.