Assam Cabinet Key Decisions: The Assam cabinet approved three more flyovers in Guwahati on Tuesday. Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced this at a press conference held in Silchar following the cabinet meeting, which was held for the first time in Barak Valley.
The new flyovers will be built in front of the Down Town Hospital, as well as at Kumarpara and Fatasil Ambari.
The chief minister stated that the DPR for the flyovers will be prepared and will take one year to complete.
Pleased to attend the Assam Government cabinet meeting held for the first time in Silchar today.
Entire Barak Valley is profoundly happy to witness this meet & equally grateful to HCM Dr.@himantabiswa for this landmark decision. pic.twitter.com/VOSI9aTK6V
— Parimal Suklabaidya (@ParimalSuklaba1) November 29, 2022
For the first time in the state’s history, CM Himanta Biswa Sarma convened a special cabinet meeting in Silchar.
Assam Cabinet Key Decisions:
1. The Orunodoi scheme will enrol 10,57,516 beneficiaries by March 31, 2022. Currently, 17 lakh people are enrolled in Orunodoi. With the new addition, the state’s total number of Orunodoi beneficiaries will be 27,77,000. The new process of Orundoi beneficiary inclusion will begin in January 2022. Orunodoi’s annual budget will rise to 4,000 cr.
2. Beneficiaries of the Indira Miri Widow Pension Scheme, who received a monthly pension of Rs.250, will be enrolled in Orunodoi and will now receive Rs.1,200 per month.
3. Beneficiaries of the Deen Dayal Dibyangan Jan Pension will also be eligible for the Orunodoi scheme.
4. A total of 312 revenue-related proposals that had been pending for a long time were approved. Rampur Bagan LP School had a proposal that had been pending for 34 years. This proposal was also approved today. Similarly, many revenue-related proposals were approved in today’s cabinet meeting.
5. Three new flyovers for the city of Guwahati have been approved. These are located near Downtown Hospital, Fatasil, and Kumarpara-Fatashil. Our goal is to make Guwahati traffic-free.
6. A new road connecting the Guwahati Airport terminal to Azara.
7. A new development process has been initiated. The commissioning of projects sanctioned in previous cabinets totaling Rs.15,000 crore will begin on January 5.
8. In response to the ragging incident at Dibrugarh University, the Chief Minister stated that the university administration failed to act strictly as they should have. The Cabinet has expressed its displeasure with how Dibrugarh University has handled such serious offences. “We will have zero tolerance for ragging in any college or university in the state,” the CM declared.
9. According to the Chief Minister, Assam and Meghalaya will not cross each other’s constitutional boundaries. He also stated that police officers should not fire civilians. Terrorists and anti-social elements should be targeted by police, not civilians. Vehicles are now moving freely. We have a responsibility to protect our citizens, as does the government of Meghalaya. No vehicles were stopped in Meghalaya. As a precautionary measure, the Assam government advised motorists not to travel through Meghalaya.
Decisions regarding Barak Valley:
1. The Chief Minister expressed satisfaction at the overwhelming response of the people of Barak valley to take an active part in the celebration of Bir Lachit Barphukan’s 400th birthday.
2. GC College will be elevated to the status of a state university.
3. Rs59 crore sanctioned for new embankment construction in Bethukandi, Silchar
4. Mohisha Beel will be designated as a protected area soon.
5. A 10-kilometer-long elevated flyover will be constructed in Ramnagar, Silchar. However, the India Club must be demolished in order for that construction to take place. The CM left it up to the people of Silchar to decide. The flyover will not be built if people oppose the demolition of the India Club.
6. Another flyover was approved near the Kalain sinking site.
7. Mini Secretariat has been allocated Rs.135 crore.
8. In Dholai and Lakhipur, two new degree-model colleges will be built (Binnakandi)
9. A milk processing unit worth Rs.81 crore will be built in Silchar, producing 1.5 lakh litres of milk daily.
10. A one-time grant of Rs. 10 crore has been approved for DSA Silchar.