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Assam CM lays foundations for 19 projects worth Rs 425.75 crore in Biswanath

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24,000 more beneficiaries to be added to Orunodoi scheme in Biswanath: CM


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GUWAHATI, Dec 10: As a part of ‘Bikashar Babe Eta Poshek’, a development initiative of the state government, chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday laid the foundation stones and inaugurated 19 schemes involving a financial outlay of Rs 425.75 crore at Biswanath district.

On this occasion, chief minister Sarma attending a programme held at Kamalakanta Kshetra in Biswanath, laid the foundations virtually for 12 schemes covering Biswanath, Gohpur and Sootea Assembly Constituencies.

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Speaking on the occasion, chief minister Sarma paying rich tributes to the martyrs who laid down their lives in the freedom struggle of the country, said that welfare of all sections of the people of the state has been the commitment of his government.

The chief minister said, “In Biswanath district six thousand beneficiaries from each of the four constituencies viz Biswanath, Gohpur, Behali and Sootea of the district would be included in the Orunodoi scheme. The senior citizens who have been getting a Rs 250 monthly pension will now be getting Rs 1250 under the Orunodoi scheme.”

It may be noted that in Biswanath, the foundations that have been laid include the Integrated DC Office for Rs 50 crore, circuit house for Rs 11 crore, district sports complex for Rs 50 crore, office complex of Assam Battalion to be built at Paboi for Rs 177.23 crore, construction of embankment from Biswanath to Panpur measuring 8 km for Rs 11.91 crore, setting up of a Polytechnic College at Sootea and strengthening the existing ITI for Rs 5.03 crore, etc.

Moreover, the chief minister also inaugurated the newly built Sadbhavana Bhawan at Behali involving a financial outlay of Rs 1.46 crore and the newly built auditorium at the premises of the office of the BDO at Behali.

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Speaking on the occasion, chief minister Sarma said, “To take the development of Biswanath to a greater height, steps will be taken to introduce Arts stream in Behali Science College from the next academic session.”

He also said that the Office of the revenue circle officer at Behali will also be set up.

“Under the Asom Mala scheme, a bridge will be constructed connecting Buroi and Borgang between Bohpur and Biswanath,” CM Sarma added. He also distributed 20 thousand ration cards in Biswanath district.

Minister for Water Resources, Information and Public Relations, etc., Pijush Hazarika who is also the guardian minister of the district, MP Lok Sabha Pallab Lochan Das, MLAs Ranjit Dutta, Padma Hazarika, Promod Borthakur, Utpal Bora, Ganesh Limbu, Krishna Kamal Tanti, chairman Assam Seed Corporation Prabin Hazarika, chairman Assam Small Industries Development Corporation Kishore Upadhaya and a host of other dignitaries were present on the occasion.


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