100% Free Power to Oxygen Plants in Assam: Assam Cabinet Among Other Key Decisions

Senior Advocate Debojit Saikia has been appointed as the Advocate General of Assam
100% Free Power to Oxygen Plants in Assam: Assam Cabinet Among Other Key Decisions

Guwahati: The Assam Cabinet on Wednesday gave the go-ahead to several key proposals including providing 100% free power to any new Oxygen plant set up in the state or any of the oxygen plants are revived.

The meeting chaired by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma took several other important decisions to avert any Oxygen crisis in the State.

"If any new Oxygen plant is set up, State Govt would provide 100% free power supply. For reviving closed Oxygen plants, 100% free power would be provided. In case of expansion of existing plant, the new unit would be given free power. All existing Oxygen plants would be given 20% free power," an official press release informing about the Cabinet decisions said.

These would come into effect from 1st January 2021 but financial implications would be from 1st April 2021, the release further stated.

The Cabinet also decided to grant state Cabinet status to the office of Chief Executive Member of Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR), Karbi Anglong Autonomous District Council and CEM of Dima Hasao Autonomous District Council.

From now on Ministers with Independent Charge (I/c) would be known as Guardian Ministers and they would take responsibility of their respective districts.

In another important decision, the Cabinet decided to appoint Senior Advocate Debojit Saikia as the new Advocate General of Assam.

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